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Indian man arrested with Sh400m drugs on arrival in his home country from Kenya

The authorities in India are holding an Indian national who was found in possession of amphetamine type substance estimated to be worth Sh400 million upon arrival in the country from Kenya.

was arrested upon arrival who on Sunday, August 20, 2023, travelled to his home country while in possession of

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) arrested the 43-year-old with the 3kg of the substance.

Amphetamines are psychostimulant drugs, which means they speed up the messages travelling between the brain and the body.

In India, it is covered under Schedule 1 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic 1 of the narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Act, 1985, trade of which it means that it is prohibited.

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DRI said some of their officers laid a trap based on intelligence and intercepted the suspect at the Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport.

“He arrived from Nairobi in Kenya through Sharjah in the United African Emirates (UAE),” Indian Express reported.

The suspect was then questioned before his luggage which contained the drugs was checked and recovered.

The suspected is said to have arrived by Air Arabia Flight number G9-415 from Sharjah. He had concealed the drugs in a hollow metal roller that was packed in a rectangular carton box that was kept in his luggage.

The suspect has already been arraigned before a court that ordered that he be remanded at the DRI custody.

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While he was being grilled the suspect said the drugs were meant to be delivered to a Nigerian national who was also arrested by officers attached to DRI.

“The Nigerian national from Subhash Nagar Area of West Delhi was an intended receipt of the contraband,” DRI said in a statement.

“The seizure of such a significant quantity of amphetamine-type substance, which a highly addictive stimulant drug, from a small airport such as Nagpur indicates that newer places and methods are being adopted by drug syndicates. The DRI is committed to maintaining constant vigil to thwart these syndicates,” DRI further said.

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