Kenya Airways passenger arrested in India with Sh127 million heroin
A Kenya Airways customer has been detained as he attempted to enter India with 127 million shillings worth of heroin.
Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport is where Ms. Rukshana Shaikh was detained, according to India’s Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI).
On a Kenya Airlines flight, the passenger traveled from Harare to India via Nairobi.
The DRI reported that after being questioned, Ms. Shaikh claimed the pills had been handed to her in Harare and were on their way to two individuals in Bombay.
“On testing with narcotics field testing kit, the substance tested positive for the presence of heroin, a narcotic drug …”, the official added.
An official reported that cream-colored granules were found and seized after the passenger’s luggage was examined.
The drug, which the cops said was hidden within the file folders and trolley bags, has a street worth of roughly Sh127 million (Rs 84 Crores).
Also, DRI agents located and detained those who had come to the airport to receive the passenger and the illegal items.
The two suspects, according to the Indian police, were following orders from a Nigerian living in Delhi
According to the police, the accused had previously forced two others to carry drugs from Zimbabwe and Kenya.
Hardly a week had passed when two Kenya Airlines (KQ) flight attendants were detained in India on suspicion of having hidden gold.