African nabbed with 3KG of illicit drugs at Delhi airport


A Zimbabwean woman was on Monday arrested by Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) officials at the Indira Gandhi international Airport, New Delhi after she was found with almost 3 kilograms of party drugs worth Rs. 15 crore ($ 2,307,000).
According to reports, the suspect, Betty Rame was actually trying to smuggle it to Manila in Philippines via Goa.
Bulawayo24 reports that men of the CISF got a tip-off from the Narcotics Control Bureau about a foreign woman carrying drugs on Monday.
Later that evening at about 8:30, Miss Rame, arrived the departure terminal of the Delhi Airport to catch a flight to Goa.
She was stopped for a search which she readily obliged the men. However, when the officers passed her suitcase through the X-BIS machine, officials spotted an image which looked suspicious. On lifting it, it seemed unusually heavy.
The CISF staff then cut open the false cover to find a packet weighing about three kilograms. On closer inspection, they realised the packet contained popular party drug methamphetamine or "ice".
"About 3 kilogrammes of methamphetamine, a party drug also known as 'ice', was recovered from the bag of the woman who hails from Zimbabwe. She was handed over to the NCB," a CISF official said.
The woman has been handed over to the Narcotics Control Bureau in Delhi for further questioning.
The CISF said Betty Rame took the drugs from an African peddler in Delhi. She reached Mumbai from Zimbabwe on March 20 and had visited India earlier in November last year.
Methamphetamine or "Meth" is prepared from another drug called ephedrine which has a huge demand in India and abroad. 

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