Philippine woman held with cocaine worth Rs 25 crore at Kochi airport
In a major drug bust, officials of the Narcotics Control Bureau on Monday seized cocaine worth Rs 25 crore from a Philippine national at Nedumbassery airport here. The officials found the cocaine weighing 4.75 kg from the bag of the woman identified as Johana. The woman, who started her journey from São Paulo, reached Kochi via Muscat. She was entrusted with the job of carrying the cocaine to Kochi. In her statement, the women said that she reached Kochi upon directions that the cocaine should be handed over to middlemen. However, she said she does not have any information about the middlemen and added that she received directions from Sao Paulo. The officials of Narcotics Control Bureau are questioning the woman.