Tanzanian national held with 'Pseudoephedrine' drugs worth Rs 10 lakh at IGI Airport

Tanzanian national held with

Submitted by alvin on Mon, 2016-06-27 19:44 New Delhi: Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and the surveillance staff at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here on Monday, detected and recovered 10 kg of 'Pseudoephedrine' drug work Rs 10 lakh from a Tanzanian national. Based on suspicion during profiling, Kitumba Risasi Ahmad was picked-up for random checking at departure gate no.4 of Terminal- 3. Ahmad came to travel to Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) via Doha on a business visa. While on the way to random checking at the X-ray BIS machine, Ahmad threw one back-pack bag kept on trolley near a pillar, between gate no 4 and gate no 3, which the CISF staff could not see, as he was a little ahead. After clearance from random, the Tanzanian passenger was allowed to proceed for check-in. While returning to gate no. 4, the CISF staff noticed an unattended back-pack bag lying near a pillar and informed the matter to senior officers, following which the backpack was checked through EVD (Explosive Vapour Detector) and found negative result. After conforming there was no dangerous/hazardous item inside the bag, it was brought to the random checking X-ray BIS machine for X-ray screening. In the meantime, another CISF staff who observed the activities of Tanzanian passenger, doubted that the abandoned backpack might belong to Ahmad as well and an alert was issued. Upon searching the entire check-in area, he was traced at immigration queue. Later, it was also observed through CCTV that Ahmad had put on a pullover at the check-in counter to avoid detection, after which he was intercepted and was taken back at random checking X-ray BIS machine at departure area. He was asked to open his back-pack and upon checking, two packets (5 kg each) white crystal powder like narcotics substance weighing approximately 10 kg was recovered from his bag. The recovered narcotics substance was confirmed as 'Pseudoephedrine' and the approximate value of the seized 'Pseudoephedrine' was of Rs.10 lakhs. Ahmed along-with the recovered narcotics substance 'Pseudoephedrine' was handed over to Narcotics Control Bureau officials for further legal action. (ANI)