DRI busts new modus of female drug traffickers

azadi ka amrit mahotsav

Mumbai, 13 October 2023


In a meticulously planned operation, officers of DRI Mumbai busted multiple attempts at smuggling of narcotics by carriers of a syndicate, which was trying to smuggle in narcotic substances by adopting a novel modus operandi whereby female foreign national carriers were bringing drugs into the country by concealing the same inside the sanitary pads and rectum. Earlier the syndicates were using the concealment methods like baggage concealment or drugs ingestion etc but this time the concealment inside the sanitary napkins made it an ingenious and novel concealment.

In the operation conducted during the last three days,, DRI, Mumbai Zonal Unit has recovered a total of 568 grams of cocaine valued at Rs 5.68 crore approximately in illicit market, from three passengers. Two of the carriers, with concealment of cocaine in sanitary pads, were Ugandan ladies. The third passenger, a Tanzanian lady, had resorted to rectal concealment of capsules containing cocaine. The contraband was seized under the provisions of NDPS Act 1985. Further, all three female passengers were arrested and remanded to judicial custody.

This operation signifies the unwavering dedication and professionalism of DRI as an enforcement agency to detect and bust the novel modus operandi of drug syndicates to safeguard the society from the scourge of drugs.


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(Source: DRI) | PIB Mumbai | SC / DR

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