Monday, June 05, 2017

NCB seizes 15kg narcotics at Chennai airport, 2 detained

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) seized around 15kg of pseudoephedrine from two passengers at the Chennai airport on Sunday.
The duo are residents of Chennai and were about to board an Air Asia flight to Malaysia before noon, NCB sources said.
The seized drug is worth Rs 60-70 lakh in the international market. Pseudoephedrine is prescribed as a decongestant but is also is known to be used to manufacture other narcotic substances like methamphetamine and crystal meth, which are sold for consumption as psychotropic drugs. It is also used as a party drug. It has been notified by the central government as a controlled substance and is regulated under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985. NCB statistics in the past have shown that it is one of the most smuggled drugs in Tamil Nadu.
05/06/17 Times of India