INDIAN POLICE SEIZE 50KG DRUGS BOUND FOR MALAYSIA

NEW DELHI, India — The Indian police thwarted an attempt by a man to smuggle about 50kg of drugs into Malaysia from Chennai city when they seized the consignment recently.

The long arm of the law has also launched a hunt for the fugitive, an official of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), India’s top anti-smuggling agency, was quoted as saying in the local media on Tuesday.

The street value of the drugs is estimated at US$1.4 million.

The seized consignment found hidden in a cargo container comprised 44.2kg of methaqualone, a sedative known as mandrax, and 5.9kg of piperonal, a controlled substance that can be used for making party drug, Ecstasy or MDMA.

The unidentified DRI officer noted the customs department had cleared the container and the drugs were recovered after a tip-off.

The addresses used in the consignment were found to be fake, he said.

“We tightened vigil on containers being shipped to Malaysia after receiving intelligence on a possible smuggling attempt,” the officer told the Indian media.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK