The drug squad [ADSU] has never made such a big cocaine seizure at Plaisance airport. Over 2 kilos of cocaine were hidden in the luggage of a French national.
89 ecstasy tablets and other amphetamines mixed with candy were also found in his luggage. The total value of all the drug is estimated at Rs 36 million.
The 27 year old suspect was provisionally charged with drug importation on Tuesday, September 20 in the court of Mahébourg.
It is on the MK045 flight from Paris that the French arrived at the airport in Plaisance on Monday September 19. After an exercise called “profiling”, officers of the ADSU and customs heckled the Frenchman.
His luggage was passed over to the scanner before being searched. And then, five plastic pots containing drugs were discovered.
Additionally, the search resulted in the discovery of a bag containing 170 grams of blue granules mixed with candy suspected to be amphetamines.
An exercise called “controlled delivery” was unsuccessful. A police investigation has been opened.