Woman With Cocaine Worth Rs 13 Crore Hidden In Kurta Buttons Arrested At Delhi Airport

New Delhi: A woman passenger, a resident of the Republic of Liberia was arrested by customs officials at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport arrested a woman passenger and recovered 947 grams of cocaine from her possession. The seized drug is valued at Rs 13.26 crore.

The woman, Francess T Sumo, was intercepted after her arrival at Delhi IGI airport from Addis Ababa on Monday, India Today reported.

During a personal search of the passenger, it was found that the bag contained 11 kurtas with many large buttons stitched randomly, which looked unusual. Subsequently, a button was cut off and a white-coloured substance was found concealed in it which was later confirmed to be cocaine. Thereafter, all the buttons were cut open, the report added.

A total of 272 buttons were recovered which contained 947 grams of cocaine worth Rs 13.26 crore. The woman passenger was arrested under relevant sections of the NDPS Act.

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