6.8 kg of Methaqualone valued at Rs. 3.4 crore seized by Chennai Air Customs

Based on information that some drugs are likely to be smuggled out of country in guise of apparel accessories, Chennai Customs Courier Intelligence Unit  detained one parcel in a courier warehouse in Chennai city. The parcel was booked by a city based person declared to  contain ribbon rolls and other apparel accessories and was destined to Australia. On examination the ribbon rolls were found to be unusually heavy and on break opening it was found to contain plastic pouches containing white crystalline powder  concealed in the hollow cavity  inside the ribbon rolls. Total 57 pouches recovered. The powder was tested with narcotics testing kit and it tested positive for Methaqualone. Total 6.815 kg of Methaqualone  valued at Rs. 3.4 crores was  seized under NDPS Act. Searches were carried out at the address furnished in the KYC documents by the consignor at the time of booking but they were found to be fake.Efforts are on to apprehend the consignor.

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