Tan­za­nian held with drugs worth 1 crore

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - TIMES CITY | LOOKING BACK AND AHEAD -

New Delhi: Nar­cotics Con­trol Bu­reau (NCB) has ar­rested a Tan­za­nian na­tional for al­legedly smug­gling heroin worth Rs1crore.

The ac­cused, 31-year-old Bray­ton N Ly­imo, was ap­pre­hended at Indira Gandhi In­ter­na­tional air­port on Tues­day night af­ter he landed in Delhi from Mum­bai.

Of­fi­cials said Ly­imo was in­ter­cepted fol­low­ing in­tel­li­gence in­puts on the ac­tiv­i­ties of in­ter­na­tional drug car­tels. His con­tacts in Delhi and a few other places were un­der watch, an NCB of­fi­cer said.

Ac­cord­ing to sources, Ly­imo was car­ry­ing two pack­ets of heroin, to­talling 4.8 kg, in his reg­is­tered bag­gage. He had ar­rived in Mum­bai on Tues­day from Ad­dis Ababa (Ethiopia). He later took a flight for Delhi.

NCB has charged him un­der the Nar­cotic Drugs and Psy­chotropic Sub­stances (NDPS) Act.

Sources said the con­tra­band was handed over to Ly­imo in Tan­za­nia and he had to hand this over to a Nige­rian liv­ing in In­dia. He is learnt to have come to In­dia in Jan­uary last year.

NCB, the nodal anti-drugs traf­fick­ing agency, keeps an eye on move­ment of drugs from in­ter­na­tional ter­ri­to­ries and within In­dia.

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