Two South Africans caught with drugs at IGI

Two women hailing from South Africa were apprehended at Delhi airport on Monday morning allegedly with 25 kg of banned pseudoephedrine, the CISF said.

Margaret Sibongile Khumbane and Marcia Thembeke Chowdhury were found moving in a suspicious manner by personnel of CISF, which provides secuity at Delhi airport, around 2.30 am. They were on tourist visa and were to travel to Johannesburg via Abu Dhabi.

On profiling basis, a statement said, the CISF surveillance staff noticed the activities of the passenger suspicious. Both the passengers were selected for thorough checking before allowing them access into the terminal building.

“During screening of their baggage, 25 kg of narcotics substance was found in their baggage in the form of white powder concealed in false ceiling of suitcase. Immediately, Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) officials were informed, they came at the airport and confirmed the recovered item as ‘pseudo-ephedrine’,” the statement said.

 In another case, a loader was apprehended on Sunday while he was allegedly tampering with some check-in baggage at Terminal-3 of IGI airport. This followed specific information.
Security personnel zeroed in on him through CCTV. At about 4 am on Sunday, he was found tampering with a check-in baggage of a passenger bound for Amritsar. He was apprehended and Rs 1,973 and a book were recovered from his possession. The loader was handed over to Delhi Police for further legal action, the statement said.

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