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South African arrested for cocaine smuggling in Jaipur

SOG got a tip off that a foreigner staying hotel Lily Bay Inn near Jawahar Circle was in possession of drugs. An SOG team was rushed to the hotel and took Peter, a resident of Johannesburg in Sought into custody from Roon number – 304. He was searched and found in possession of 10 grams of cocaine.

September 1, 2018, 6:05 pm

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South Africa national who was arrested for Cocaine smuggling in Jaipur.

Jaipur: Rajasthan special operations group (SOG) on Saturday arrested a 32-year-old South African after he was found carrying cocaine. The man, identified as Peter Harrison, had come to Jaipur from Mumbai by a flight on Friday. He was found carrying 10 grams of cocaine and arrested from a hotel in the city, said ADG, SOG Umesh Mishra. SOG got a tip off that a foreigner staying hotel Lily Bay Inn near Jawahar Circle was in possession of drugs. An SOG team was rushed to the hotel and took Peter, a resident of Johannesburg in Sought into custody from Roon number – 304. He was searched and found in possession of 10 grams of cocaine. It has come up during preliminary investigation that Peter was involved in drug smuggling and was to deliver it to someone in Jaipur, ADG Mishra said. “He had come to Mumbai on a tourist visa on March 18. He has been staying in Mumbai since then,” said  Mishra. IG, SOG Ashok Rathore said that Peter revealed about a network of gangs involved in smuggling drugs in Mumbai and Delhi. “We will produce him in a court and seek his remand for further interrogation,” said the officer.

First published: September 1, 2018