A Ghanaian traveler consumed 87 capsules containing 1,300 grams of cocaine, which the Mumbai Customs at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport discovered. The medicine is worth 13 crore rupees on the black market.
The Customs Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) employees seized the accused, Raymond Anane Kyeremateng (Ghanaian), 57, on August 28 as a result of profiling and suspicion.
Customs officers took the court’s approval for his medical evaluation and took him to the Sir JJ hospital the same day because they believed he may have had some illegal drugs on him.
After an x-ray examination revealed the presence of foreign substances in his stomach, he was brought to Sir JJ hospital.
“During his hospitalization, 87 oval-shaped capsules were extracted from his body.”
1,302 grams of cocaine were found in the 87 capsules, according to a Customs official.
On Friday morning, after booking him in a drug smuggling case under the pertinent provisions of the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985, customs agents subsequently brought the accused into custody and put him under arrest.
He admitted to the Customs agents that he had previously smuggled cocaine into India three times, similarly during questioning.
100 grams of cocaine is regarded as a commercial quantity under the NDPS Act’s schedule, and the suspected foreigner will now face legal action for smuggling the substance in commercial quantities, according to the Customs official.