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A South African woman has been found with 40 small pouches of narcotic drugs inside her body at the Hyderabad airport.

The lady was posing as being pregnant when she was held by Narcotics Control Board (NCB) officials on Sunday. The 32 year old women named Mosiea Moosa was aboard on an Emirates flight from Dubai.

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The doctors at the government-run Osmania General Hospital, who had recovered 16 packets till late Sunday night, extracted 24 more packets on Monday. The pouches recovered so far are estimated to contain 450 grams of narcotic drug, suspected to be cocaine. This is estimated to be valued at Rs. 1 crore in the international market.

The woman had difficulty in walking and when questioned by NCB sleuths, she claimed to be seven months pregnant. However, the officials felt suspicious by her travel pattern over the last few days. The South African national was first taken to a corporate hospital near the airport, where she admitted that packets of narcotics were concealed in her body. She was later shifted to Osmania Hospital and kept under medical supervision. A series of tests were conducted by doctors. The hospital authorities clarified that no surgery was conducted.

Moosa, who had concealed the narcotic substance in her belly and uro-genital tract, was given laxatives to naturally extract the pouches. A hospital official said more tests were being conducted to know if there are more sachets of drugs in her body.

Investigations by the NCB revealed that Mosiea flew to Dubai from Johannesburg on August 23. The next day, she landed in Sao Paulo City, Brazil. She returned to Dubai on August 28 and from there took a flight to Hyderabad.

The officials suspect that the woman procured the contraband from Brazil and managed to smuggle it into Dubai. The NCB sleuths were questioning the woman to identify the person or people to whom she was to deliver the drugs.

With inputs from IANS

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Two Men Jailed For Robbing an Indian in Dubai

The men were sentenced on Friday and they will be deported following the completion of their term in Dubai, the Khaleej Times reported.

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The 38-year-old Indian man was intercepted by the two men in July 2017 when he left his office in Dubai's Meena Bazaar.
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Two men have been sentenced to one year in jail here for robbing an Indian man of 200,000 dirhams.

The 38-year-old Indian man was intercepted by the two men in July 2017 when he left his office in Dubai’s Meena Bazaar. “I was passing through a parking lot on my way home when an Asian-looking man holding a vessel with some liquid stopped me,” the Indian man said.

Two men have been sentenced to one year in jail here for robbing an Indian man of 200,000 dirhams.
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He said that the attacker threw the liquid on his face, “burning my face and eyes. I couldn’t see anything”.

“Another person pulled the money parcel wrapped in plastic from my arms and fled.”

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The men were sentenced on Friday and they will be deported following the completion of their term in Dubai, the Khaleej Times reported.

Another man involved in the crime is still on the run. Also, a fourth defendant confessed to aiding and abetting the crime by keeping 150,000 dirhams with him to wire to the attackers later. (IANS)

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