Mumbai, Sep 13: The Central Industrial Security Force on Thursday arrested a Tanzanian national at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport for carrying six kg of contraband item Ephedrine.
The arrested person has been identfied as Ibrahim Abdullak Shabani.
According to reports, Shabani was supposed to travel from Mumbai to Muscut by Oman Airways flight around 4.05 p.m., was arrested around 1.55 p.m. during checking of his luggage at Terminal 2 of the Airport.
“Some suspicious items were noticed inside his bag during checking on XBIS (X-ray Baggage Inspection Multi Energy System) machine installed at the airport. On physical checking of the bag, approximately six kg of a suspected contraband item, Ephedrine, in crystal form was found,” CISF Assistant Inspector General Hemendra Singh told media.
Shabani, alongwith the seized contraband item, has been handed over to the Narcotics Control Bureau for further legal action, he added.