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Ugandan smuggling heroin inside body held from IGI

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New Delhi: An Ugandan national has been arrested for smuggling nearly 100 capsules containing heroin, valued at over Rs 6 crore, by concealing them inside his body, Customs officials said on Tuesday April 13.

The accused, identified as Dickson Twijukye, landed at the IGI on March 31 while he was placed under arrest on April 9 after the capsules were retrieved from his body through an operation.

A Customs official said that the accused was intercepted after he had crossed the green channel and was approaching the exit gate of the international arrival hall. His hand baggage was checked but nothing suspicious was found. However, on medical examination, some material was found to be secreted inside his body.

“A medical procedure yielded recovery of 99 capsules which resulted in recovery of a total of 921 grams off-white colour substance found to be heroin having international market value of Rs 6.447 crore,” said the Customs official.

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