A South African woman has been arrested at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here by the Central Industrial Security Force for allegedly attempting to smuggle out 8 kg of pseudoephedrine to Dubai via Kochi. The contraband is worth Rs.1.6 crore in the international market.

Bella Moloi was about to board a flight to Kochi when she was intercepted by the CISF personnel after they detected something suspicious in her baggage through the X-ray inspection system on Friday. They found 8 kg of pseudoephedrine in 11 polythene bags following which she was taken into custody and the Narcotics Control Bureau was alerted. Investigations revealed that the accused planned to board a flight to Dubai from Kochi.

“NCB officials confirmed that the seized stuff was pseudoephedrine and it is worth Rs.19 lakh in India. The accused has been handed over to the NCB for further legal action,” said CISF Deputy Commandant Hemendra Singh.

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