All that 33-year-old Hafizullah, from Kabul, needed to make an easy Rs 2 lakh was a strong stomach. Had that been the case, he wouldn’t have been languishing in jail now.
Hafizullah arrived in India after passing through all the airport security checks. But before arriving here, he had ingested seven vials of cocaine which he was to pass on to a contact. For this, he would have got Rs 2 lakh.
Where the airport security failed, the hospital caught him when he went to them for help.
Hafizullah was caught at Max Hospital, Saket, after the hospital informed the South Delhi Police that he had vomited some suspicious substance.
“Our team found three packets of cocaine. An endoscopy of the accused revealed that there were four similar packets in his stomach. He was administered laxatives to flush them out. All were packed with cocaine and weighed 10 grams each. In all, 70 grams of cocaine was recovered,” said DCP (South) H.G.S. Dhaliwal.
Hafizullah arrived in India on January 14 from Afghanistan with an accomplice Masood allegedly carrying cocaine in his stomach that was to be given to one Hidayatullah, another Afghan national.
During interrogation, Hafizullah told police that he and Masood were carrying cocaine packets wrapped in cello tape in their stomachs. These could not be detected by the airport scanners. The police are now investigating the matter and trying to nab the other accused.