Brazilian women held at Delhi airport with 1kg heroin in her stomach

The NCB suspects that the duo were allegedly on contract to supply the costly party drugs to various new year parties being held in and around the national capital

Brazilian women held at Delhi airport with 1kg heroin in her stomach

Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Delhi Unit arrested a Brazilian and Afghan national in separate incidents for allegedly smuggling drugs into the country. The NCB identified the woman as J Da Silva (38) while the Afghanistan national has been recognised as M Qasem (50).  Both had to be taken to Safdarjung Hospital so that the capsules could be extracted.

According to reports, Da Silva was arrested at Indira Gandhi International Airport on the night of December 30. She had swallowed 1kg of cocaine in form of capsules. The Afghan man, arrested from the airport on January 4, had swallowed 90 capsules of heroin.


Deputy director general (NCB) Rajender Pal Singh said both people were arrested based on leads received from the intelligence network. The woman had travelled from Sao Paulo to Delhi via Abu Dhabi in an Etihad Airways flight while as the man had come from Kabul.

“Both the swallowers do not look inter-connected as of now. We have detained both of them and investigations under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act are ongoing,” NCB deputy director general RP Singh said.

The NCB suspects that the duo were allegedly on contract to supply the costly party drugs to various new year parties being held in and around the national capital.