Drugs Case: Mumbai Court Sentences Zimbabwean Woman To 10 Yrs Of Imprisonment

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The special court in Mumbai on Thursday has sentenced Zimbabwean woman to 10 years of imprisonment who got apprehended with drugs at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport 2 years ago.

The 40-year-old woman was found guilty under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance Act by Special Judge AV Kharkar.

As per the prosecution, the Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) at the Mumbai international airport intercepted Rosie Daimon upon her arrival in the city on February 13, 2022.

The prosecution stated that a search led to the recovery of 7,006 grams of heroin and 1,480 grams of white crystal granules, which is a combination of heroin & methamphetamine.

The woman claimed her innocence, citing abject poverty due to her origin from a 3rd world nation, she said that her cousin was a part of a Zimbabwean gang and he lured her with money. The woman told the court that her cousin passed on a bag to her, stating that it contained medical equipment and asked her to carry it to India. Referring to the evidence, the court stated, it precipitates that the woman was found in possession of commercial quantities of contraband methamphetamine and heroin.

The court observed that the evidence presented by the prosecution witness is “trustworthy & reliable”, holding the woman guilty and sentencing her to 10 years of imprisonment.

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