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Cocaine recovered from Peruvian national at airport


Officials of Immigration police and department of Narcotics  Control (DNC) jointly recovered 1800 grams of contraband drug Cocaine from Peruvian national at Hazrat Shahjalal International airport on Tuesday.
The detained Peruvian citizen was identified as Jaime Bardales Gomez, 52.
Sources at the airport said Jaime arrived at the airport by an aircraft of Emirates Airlines from Brazil at around 8:40 am. He was waiting to get on arrival visa from the airport immigration police.
In the meantime, the Immigration Police of the airport got secret information that the Peruvian national has been carrying contraband drug items in his possessions, said Additional SP Jahidur Rahman of Immigration Police.Jaime was being interrogated till 1:00 pm but it was very difficult to get information from him regarding the suspected drug item as he was reluctant to speak in English, Additional SP Jahis said.
At one stage, we got specific information from Narcotics department that the Peruvian national was carrying illegal drugs. Following the information, a joint team comprising customs and DNC  searched the trolley bag, carrying by Jaime, and found the cocaine consignment weight around 1800 grams, he said.
Jaime came to Dhaka from Peru via Sao Paolo (Brazil) and his final destination  was India, said Assistant Commissioner (Customs) Reyadul Islam.
Contacted, a DNC officer said they had secret information from India regarding the drug consignment.
“ We got a message at around 12:00 pm from New Delhi that indicated that a Peruvian national was scheduled to landed at Hazrat Shahjal International airport in the morning, “ said Narcotics Inspector Azizul Islam.
Based on the information, the message was conveyed to DNC of the airport and finally recovered the cocaine consignment with the help of immigration police, he said.
Cocaine is a powerfully addictive stimulant drug made from the leaves of the coca plant native to South America. It produces short-term euphoria, energy, and talkativeness in addition to potentially dangerous physical effects like raising heart rate and blood pressure.  – News Desk


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