HOW THEY DID IT
The cocaine was divided into small quantities and filled in small flexible tubes
These tubes were wound around the curtain rings
Police have seized the tubes and the machine that was used to roll them
There were 78 curtains with the accused and each curtain had eight rings containing cocaine
The curtains were then given to the courier company and their sub companies, who then sent the consignment abroad
POLICE HAVE RETRIEVED THE MACHINE WHICH THE ACCUSED USED TO ROLL THE TUBES AND RAIDED THEIR HOMES IN KOPARKHAIRANE, NAVI MUMBAI
Byculla jail recently.
Police have also retrieved the machine which the accused used to roll the tubes. A raid at the Koparkhairane residence of the accused led the police to multiple passports, but none of them is in their names. “The fifth accused is absconding. We will arrest him soon. We are also tracking the courier companies that sent the consignments in the international market. We are enquiring whether they have any role in it or not,” said Nayak. A source said they suspect the cocaine was initially sourced from Afghanistan and was supplied to dealers in the international market. Police said they will be able to ascertain the supplier after further interrogation of the accused. Sources said they have so far retrieved three courier receipts from the accused, two of which are to Johannesburg and one to Auckland. Police said one of their consignments recently reached South Africa, from where it will be sent to the destination soon.
The team displays one of the curtains used by the accused (right) to smuggle cocaine.