Africans detained with diamond in private body parts

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Mumbai, Jul 12: On Monday, Jul 11 the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence arrested two African nationals including a man and a woman at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport for trying to smuggle in diamonds worth Rs. 92 lakh in their private parts.

A local court has remanded them to judicial custody for 14 days. According to DRI sources, officials received an anonymous information that two foreign nationals would be landing in the city on Friday evening, carrying with them bootlegged diamonds.

Hence, acting strict according to a tip-off the DRI officials increased surveillance at the airport. "We found that the couple, Congo national Sow Bian Guena and Angolan national Maria Juana, were exiting in a suspicious way.

"Maria said that Sow was carrying 1629.5 carats of diamonds in his rectum, while she was carrying 1795.5 carats of the gems in her private parts," said the official.

"Maria told us that they were promised $1,000 to deliver the diamonds to a person in the city," the official said, adding that the DRI's biggest challenge would be to trace the person who was to receive the diamonds.

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