Friday, November 12, 2021

14kg banned drug bound for Oz seized

Hyderabad: Two parcels, headed for Australia, were intercepted by Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) in a joint operation with Hyderabad police.Cops unearthed 14.2 kg pseudoephedrine. The contraband was hidden inside 22 photo frames and booked at an international courier service centre at Begumpet.

Hyderabad police, during a press conference, said that two parcels were interdicted at the courier agency in Begumpet on Tuesday. When the specific parcels were opened, based on information, the officials found photo frames, bangles and other articles. The photographs were of a Punjabi wedding.

“When the boxes were opened as per procedure to check the item and its weight. It was then the parcel booking agent got suspicious since the weight of the frame was heavier than usual. On suspicion when they opened it, the neatly packed drug packets came to light,'' sources in Hyderabad police told TOI. “On careful examination, they discovered a plastic cover containing white powder-like substance sandwiched between the two layers of the frame,’‘ Hyderabad police commissioner Anjani Kumar said.

12/11/21 Times of India

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