Two kg of cocaine was seized from an El Salvador national at the international airport here today by the Narcotics Control Bureau.
The NCB officials, acting on specific information, intercepted Duran Sola Johnny Alexander this morning and seized the drug from him.
He had arrived here from Rio De Janeiro via Dubai by an Emirates flight with a checked in trolley baggage, they said.
The seized cocaine was of pure form and sourced from the cocaine production belt in South America,though the trafficker belongs to Central American country, NCB said in a release.
Alexander, believed to be working under the behest of the South American cocaine cartel, has been booked under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, the bureau said.
The value of the seizure was not stated.
This is the second major seizure of drugs by NCB in the city this year.
On January 1, a woman from the Philippines was arrested at the International Airport here with 4.7 kg of cocaine, worth over Rs 25 crore.
Jhonna De Torres (36) had brought the contraband from Brazil.
In December 2017, a Venezuelan national was arrested by NCB sleuths at the airport and cocaine worth Rs 15 crore in the international market was seized from him.
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