Updated: September 29, 2019 9:04:12 am
A Brazilian national was held with more than 1,000 gram of methaqualone — a hypnotic drug — worth Rs 2 crore at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, police said Saturday.
The Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) of the Mumbai Customs caught Joao DaSilva when he landed at Mumbai on September 25. A Customs official said that the department had received information that DaSilva had smuggled narcotics into India from Brazil.
A physical examination revealed that DaSilva had ingested a number of methaqualone capsules and also concealed some in his rectum. The AIU sought permission from the court to admit DaSilva to a hospital and retrieved the drugs. It informed the court Saturday that it had recovered 1035 grams of methaqualone capsules worth Rs 2 crore from the accused.
DaSilva was produced in court Saturday and sent to police custody till October 5.
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