Monday, October 19, 2020

Narcotics worth Rs 13 crore hidden in photo frames, albums seized at Bengaluru airport

New Delhi: In one of the biggest seizures, narcotic drugs worth Rs 13 crore were seized by the sleuths of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) at Bengaluru airport last week. The consignment of 13.2 kg of pseudoephedrine was hidden in photo frames and albums and was bound for Australia from Bengaluru in Karnataka.

According to a report in The Hindu, the consignment had already reached Singapore where it was intercepted and sent back to Bengaluru for further probe. The order was booked from Chennai in Tamil Nadu and it was being shipped by a private courier company.

"This is one of the largest such consignments seized in recent times at the international airport and would have been sold in the international market for more than Rs 13 crore," the DRI said in a press release.

The DRI officials, based on an input, intercepted one consignment. Officials said that the consignment sent back from Singapore looked like it was for a family member in Australia as it contained photo frames, albums, bangles and other personal items.

The frames and albums appeared to be thicker than usual. On further probe, the officials found that narcotic substances hidden in covers of the albums and photo frames.

19/10/20 India Today

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