NCB officials received a tip-off about the delivery and arrested the 46-year-old woman in Nagpur while she was accepting the parcel. During the follow up, the woman's 25-year-old daughter and an associate - who'd deliver the drug to the daughter - were arrested from Goa the same day.
Officials said the seized cocaine is in pure form. It has been sent to the central forensic laboratory for tests. The probe so far has revealed that the accused would mix the drug with other impurities to increase its quantity to sell it in Goa. NCB officials are on the lookout for other members of the gang suspected to be in Goa.
Cocaine is a costly drug and one kg alone is worth around R5-6 crore, as per officials. Officials said they suspect a larger consignment could have been broken into small parts overseas, from which a small quantity was sent to India.
This is the second recent seizure of cocaine by the NCB. On April 11, they had seized 4.3 kg of cocaine from two Peruvian nationals at the airport. The two nationals had high-grade cocaine worth around Rs 25 crore. The arrested accused are a 35-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman. The consignment was hidden inside their trolley bags.
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