A 43-year-old Malawian woman identified as Ellen Kasakatira has been arrested in India for being found in possession of 1,000 grams of cocaine, Face Of Malawi has learnt.

Kasakatira was arrested on Monday at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport while travelling from Addis Ababa to Mumbai via Dubai, an official said.

“Officers of Mumbai zonal unit had received input that one passenger Ms Ellena Kasakatira, a female Malawi national (43), travelling from Addis Adaba to Mumbai via Dubai, was supposed to land at 2:40 pm at the CSI Mumbai Airport and had concealed certain narcotics substance covered under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, in her baggage,” the directorate of Revenue Intelligence informed.

The accused was caught at that airport’s arrival hall and on examining her baggage, officials found two packets of cocaine wrapped in black carbon paper, he said

Both the packages were containing 500 grams of cocaine inside it, according to the press release by DRS.



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