32 yr old pregnant woman arrested in India, drugs found concealed in her stomach
The 32-year-old South African woman named Mosiea
Moosa who initially lied that she was 7 months pregnant,
was actually carrying packages of the drugs in her stomach
and her urogenital tract. She was arrested on August 30
when she landed at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport,
Hyderabad, India from Dubai on an Emirates flight,The
Times of India reports.
Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) sleuths became suspicious
after looking at her passport and travel pattern over the last
one week. On subjecting her to medical examination, they
discovered that she had swallowed the banned drugs which
were packed in small polymer packets.
get the packets of drugs out of her body. The NCB sleuths
intercepted Mosiea at the RGI Airport after she arrived from
Dubai by Emirates flight EK-526 on Sunday morning.
“When we intercepted her, Mosiea said she was
walking with difficulty as she was seven-month
pregnant. When we shifted her to a corporate
hospital at he airport for preliminary examination,
she admitted that she was carrying narcotics in her
stomach,” a NCB officer said.
By giving laxatives, the hospital staff managed to extract 16
pouches of narcotics substance. The NCB officials
confirmed that no surgery was performed on the woman
and she was under medical supervision.
recovered from the culprit. However, by looking at
her travel pattern and the narcotics market, we
suspect that the substance could be cocaine from
Brazil,” a NCB official said.
According to the NCB, Mosiea landed in Dubai from
Johannesburg on August 23. The next day, she took a flight
to Sao Paulo City (Guarulhos International Airport) in Brazil.
On August 28, she returned to Dubai from Sao Paulo. On
Sunday, she reached Hyderabad from Dubai.
“As a major portion of cocaine consumed the world
over is manufactured in Brazil, we believe that she
was carrying the contraband. Her return journey to
Johannesburg has been booked from Hyderabad via
Dubai on September 10,” the NCB source said.
The NCB sleuths believe that Mosiea brought the banned
substance from Sao Paulo, and after a break in Dubai for
two days, she landed up in Hyderabad.
“She is returning to Johannesburg only after a gap
of 10 days. So, the receiver could be somewhere
close to Hyderabad, but the final receiver of the
product could be anywhere,” the NCB official
supervising the operation said.