Narcotic parcel was sent to woman in Nagpur.
Mumbai: A Mumbai Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) team seized 360 grams of cocaine, a banned narcotic, from a parcel in Nagpur on Wednesday after receiving information related to peddling of banned narcotics through post, The officials said that the seized parcel was sent from Trinidad and Tobago and was seized while it was being delivered. The team also arrested a 46-year-old woman, who was receiving the banned contraband. Upon checking the postal parcel, the NCB found that the cocaine was concealed under eye shadow palettes. The final destination of the seized cocaine was tracked to Goa.
“During further investigation, we found a specific link from Goa connected with the seizure of the drugs. Subsequently, a male associate of the receiver woman and his 25-year-old daughter were also arrested from Goa. They used to receive the drug from her mother and take it to Goa,” said a release issued by the NCB.
The NCB officials have withheld their names as it is suspected that more people are involved in the racket. The accused were produced before the Nagpur court and they have been remanded to custody for further investigation.
Cocaine is banned under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act and its possession, sale, purchase, transport attracts a non-bailable offence punishable with upto 20 years of rigorous imprisonment and penalty or both.
On April 11, the NCB carried out major seizure of marijuana (ganja) of 215 kg and arrested three persons from Shirpur in Maharashtra. The NCB had found the consignment hidden at the premises of the arrested persons and was suspected to have been brought from north India.