New Delhi, Jul 30 (PTI) In a major crackdown, three African women and a man have been arrested by the NCB in the national capital for allegedly trying to smuggle out narcotic drugs worth Rs 70 lakh in the international market, an official said today. Also Read - NCB Sends Notice to Karan Johar 3 Months After Manjinder Singh Sirsa's Complaint Over Alleged Drug Party Video

Drugs (pseudoephedrine and ephedrine) weighing over 32 kgs have also been seized by the sleuths of the Delhi zonal unit of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in three separate operations launched by them since yesterday. Also Read - Bollywood Drugs Case: NCB Asks Karan Johar to 'Explain' The Viral Party Video Featuring Big Stars?

All the four have been apprehended from the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in the last 24 hours while they were trying to fly out to various foreign destinations with the contraband concealed in their bags, a senior NCB officer said. Also Read - Mumbai's 'Biggest' Drug Dealer Detained by NCB; 5 Kgs of Malana Cream, Ecstasy Tablets, Opium Seized

The three women have been identified as Zambian Doris Mwansa (46), South Africans Mandaba Violet Xaba (31) and Patricia S Ncube (46) while the Nigerian man is Johnson, the officer said.

They have been arrested under sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS).

“About 32.4 kgs of drugs worth Rs 70 lakh in the international market has been seized from the four in three different operations being conducted since yesterday,” the officer said.

The contacts of the arrested foreigners in India are being investigated, he said.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.