Drug smuggling in India: How smugglers risk their livesNew Delhi: Drugs like cocaine are brought to India from different continents and the smugglers are getting innovative day by day to bring it undetected. In a peculiar case in Delhi recently, Narcotics Control Bureau
New Delhi: Drugs like cocaine are brought to India from different continents and the smugglers are getting innovative day by day to bring it undetected. In a peculiar case in Delhi recently, Narcotics Control Bureau found a smuggler with capsules of drugs inside his stomach.
Last month, NCB got a wind that a large batch of drugs was about to reach India. A team of highly decorated officers of NCB started collecting information and found out as much as they could about the smuggler.
As soon as the Emirates flight from Sao Paulo via Dubai landed at IGI airport on March 29, the officials detained a person named Bobby Collins Anagar who, according to the NCB sources, was bringing a large batch of cocaine.
The 42-year old Collins was searched intensely but the NCB officials could not find anything. They were surprised as the information they gathered was reliable. They concluded that either the deal was cancelled or they had detained the wrong person.
As a courtesy for causing trouble for him, the airport officials offered him something to drink. His constant refusal made the officials suspicious.
"Anagar was intercepted at IGI Airport. While his personal and baggage search did not reveal anything, his continuous refusal to eat or drink indicated that he was carrying the drugs inside his body," said NCB zonal director Rohit Sharma.
During prolonged questioning, he started getting restless and looked weak but denied to eat or drink anything. NCB team decided to take him for medical test.
Collins was taken to Safdarjung Hospital instantly. The X-Ray and CT-Scan test shocked the doctors as well as the NCB officials. The tests revealed that Collins was carrying drug capsules in his abdomen.
He was then kept under supervision for two days till he passed the pellets in his stool in a phased manner as any effort at forced ejection of stool could have resulted in a rupture and even a single pellet burst in the gut could have killed him due to drug overdose.
There were a total of 65 capsules and each weighed 20 grams and were 5 centimetres in size. Collins was carrying 1.3 kg of cocaine and the worth of the drug was Rs 6.5 crore.
This is not the only way for bringing the drugs into the country. On April 13, a Peruvian national was arrested for carrying 1.3 kg of drugs worth Rs 6.5 crore. He concealed the drugs in the cavities of the trolley handle. The drug was wrapped in four layers of plastic, silver foil, black PVC and wrapper to avoid X-ray detection.
Armando Lopes Reyes (64) was arrested when he was trying to exit the airport after he arrived from Sao Paulo in Brazil via Dubai.
The danger of drugs is increasing in the country every day. Prime Minister Narendra Modi needs to address the issue and urge the youngsters to stay away from drugs.