African woman held with 5kg heroin in Kapurthala
The accused came to India on business visaUpdated: Nov 30, 2019 23:44 IST
Police on Saturday arrested a woman from Cameroon in central Africa and claimed to have seized 5kg heroin concealed in a bag she was carrying.
The accused was identified as Precious of Cameroon’s Bamumba city and is presently residing in Delhi.
Addressing a press conference, Senior superintendent of police (SSP) Satinder Singh said the contraband was recovered during a special checking by the CIA staff on GT Road near Saprod village.
“During interrogation, the woman revealed that she used to buy heroin from Delhi based-smuggler Mike and supplied it to different people in Punjab,” he said.
The accused came to India on business visa, officials said.
A case was registered under Sections 21, 61, and 85 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act at the Phagwara sadar police station.