New Delhi, Feb 14 (PTI) A 31-year-old Tanzanian national was arrested here by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) for allegedly smuggling in heroin worth nearly Rs 1 crore, officials said today.

NCB sleuths apprehended Brayton N Lyimo from the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport last night after he arrived here from Mumbai, they said.

“The man was intercepted at the airport as the agency was working on some intelligence inputs on the activities of international drug cartels. His contacts in Delhi and few other places are under our scanner,” NCB Zonal Director Madho Singh said.

Officials of the agency said Lyimo (31) was carrying two packets of heroin, totalling 4.8 kg, in his registered baggage and had arrived in Mumbai yesterday from Addis Ababa (Ethiopia).

He later took a flight to Delhi and was intercepted by the NCB here, and arrested under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS), they said.

They said the contraband was handed to Lyimo in Tanzania and he had to deliver it to a Nigerian national living here, they added.

The Tanzanian had earlier come to India in January last year, officials said.

The estimated value of the seized consignment was about Rs 1 crore, they added.

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