Venezuelan Caught With 80 Cocaine Capsules Says She's Mule For Nigerian Drug Supplier -Indian Police

By Mojisola O.
4 weeks ago
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A 27-year-old Venezuelan woman arrested by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) under suspicion of drug trafficking says she was sponsored by a Nigerian drug supplier based in Brazil.

Eighty capsules containing cocaine worth nearly ₹5 crore were recovered from her. The accused woman has been charged under sections relevant sections of the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. On August 9, the DRI detained Balzabaptista Karendarlenny after she arrived at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport on an Ethiopian Airlines flight from Sao Paulo in Brazil (via Addis Ababa).

Sources in the DRI said they had specific information on Karendarlenny. Having secured the court’s permission, the DRI took Karendarlenny to Sir JJ Hospital where x-rays confirmed alien objects in her body. Between August 9 and 13, Karendarlenny has purged 80 capsules containing 800 grams of high-quality cocaine, the estimated value of which is ₹5 crore.

Since the accused speaks only Spanish, DRI officers, with the help of an interpreter, have interrogated her and learnt that in the past, she had been in the military for two years (in Venezuela, two-year military service is obligatory for all those above 18).
She also worked at a call centre and had been forced into sex work due to financial difficulties.

The accused has told officials that in 2014, she came in contact with a Nigerian drug supplier through
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another sex worker. This supplier used mules – people who carry drugs in exchange for money – to transport drugs to countries in Africa, Europe, and Asia.

According to the accused, the supplier contacted her in February through Facebook and offered her a job as a drug courier, reports Hindustan Times. She accepted his offer as she was in need of money and a few months ago, she moved to Sao Paulo, in Brazil, from where the Nigerian was running his operations.

For one smuggling trip, the woman would be paid $5,000 (₹3.5 lakh), upon returning to Brazil. Officers are now trying to get information on her associates and to whom she was to deliver the drugs in Mumbai.




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Ibrahim Abubakar
4 weeks ago

Why everyone carries his filth and throw to Nigeria!!!


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Wisdom Nna
4 weeks ago

He should really face it


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Chriz
4 weeks ago

Why Nigeria too like cocaine


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Egin Collins
4 weeks ago
just want to implicate Nigeria
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Thank God for the arrest


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Etop Peace
4 weeks ago

Every bad thing is for Nigerians


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George Ishaya
4 weeks ago

She should go and face the penalty in her country 


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EDDY AJAH
4 weeks ago

Its a sad story


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Ani Victor
4 weeks ago

Why na.                             


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Any where nigeria is they must here their name 

Hmmmmm


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Peter Daniel
4 weeks ago
They should be dealt with seriously.
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Lucky Friday
4 weeks ago


 

Gd worker
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Very bad bad bad bad bad bad


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is cocain the only wayout


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Thank God she was caught b cocaine is disturbing the future of the youths


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Owonikoko Shaafi
4 weeks ago

Venezuela cocaine dealers were caught right


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Gerald Benjamin
3 weeks ago

Nigerians with illegal drugs,,,,, nah dem be the highest after maxico and Colombia


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Samuel Bernard
3 weeks ago

Crime can never pay


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He should really face it


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Junior Miles
1 week ago

Drug dealers at It again


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