- Zimbabwean woman allegedly tried to smuggle party drugs worth Rs 15 crore
- She was caught with 3 kg of Methamphetamine at Delhi airport
- Betty Rame was handed over drugs by an African man in Delhi: Officials
Here is how it unfolded. Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) officials got a tip-off from the Narcotics Control Bureau about a foreign woman carrying drugs on Monday. On the same evening, Betty Rame , a Zimbabwe citizen, reached the departure terminal of the Indira Gandhi International Airport at around 8:30 to catch a flight to Goa. Just as she was about to enter the airport from Gate 3, a security official stopped her.
Betty Rame was then frisked and made to give her baggage for checking. When the officers passed her suitcase through the X-BIS machine, officials spotted an image which looked suspicious. On lifting it, it seemed unusually heavy.
"About 3 kilogrammes of methamphetamine, a party drug also known as 'ice', was recovered from the bag of the woman who hails from Zimbabwe. She was handed over to the NCB," a CISF official said.
The woman has been handed over to the Narcotics Control Bureau in Delhi for further questioning.
Methamphetamine or "Meth" is prepared from another drug called ephedrine which has a huge demand in India and abroad.
Earlier this month, two foreign nationals and an Indian were arrested with drugs in south Mumbai by the police's Anti-Narcotics Cell. Contraband like mephedrone and ecstacy drug worth Rs. 2.1 lakh were seized from them.