Nigerian National acquitted in drug case

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Mumbai, Jan 31 (UNI) A local court today acquitted a Nigerian woman in an alleged smuggling case of 'heroin' as prosecution failed to provide sufficient evidence during the trial before a special court here.

A Nigerian woman Rashida Nyinke along with an infant was nabbed on July 3, 2006 at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport by the Customs Intelligent Unit when baggages containing 5.5 kg of 'heroin' was found in her possession.

Pronouncing the judgement, Judge P N Deshmukh upheld the defence argument that the baggages containing the drugs did not belong to Nyinke. It was given to her by another woman at the airport to hand it over to a person at Adisababa airport in Ethopia.


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