India police extract 106 cocaine capsules from woman’s stomach

India police said they have successfully extracted 106 cocaine capsules from a woman who was allegedly trying to smuggle the drugs into the country.

Police said the 25-year-old foreign national was arrested at the international airport in the capital Delhi on 14 May after a tip-off.

She was reported to have spent the past week at a hospital where she was given laxatives to recover the cocaine estimated to be worth 50 million rupees $734, 160.

Police believe the woman ingested the capsules in Sau Paulo, brazil, and was given instructions to deliver them to a Nigerian national in Delhi.

Officials from the narcotics department told the Hindustan Times newspaper has it that this was “the highest number of capsules of cocaine” that they had ever extracted from a person.

Police are now on the lookout for the Nigerian national to whom she was supposed to deliver the drugs.

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