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Mumbai: Brazilian man held with Rs 2-crore drug

A physical examination revealed that DaSilva had ingested a number of methaqualone capsules and also concealed some in his rectum.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai |
Updated: September 29, 2019 9:04:12 am
mumbai news, bjp mla arrested, outrage modesty of cop, bhandara police, indian express The Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) of the Mumbai Customs caught Joao DaSilva when he landed in Mumbai on September 25.  (Representational)

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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