Woman caught with 7kgs of cocaine in luggage

The anti-narcotics department of Dubai police caught a woman of African nationality at the Dubai International Airport for possessing over 7kgs of cocaine. The accused identified as TN has been referred to Dubai public prosecution.

She arrived from São Paulo and was on her way to Addis Ababa on April 12.

A security official confirmed, “The accused was searched upon her arrival and officials found different amounts of cocaine in four of her six bags.

“The first bag contained 1,092 grams of cocaine hidden in rectangular packages, wrapped with duct tape. The second bag contained 1 kg and 168 grams of cocaine.”

The official added that the officials found a small carton with 12 hidden packages in the third piece of luggage, which contained about 2 kg and 306 grams of drugs.

Officials also discovered 956 grams plus 492 grams of cocaine, in separate packages, hidden at the bottom of the woman's bag.

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