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Karnataka Customs Officials Seize Rs 1.2 Crore Worth Ecstasy Pills

Ecstasy capsules are prohibited beneath the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (Representational)

Bengaluru:

In a serious haul, artificial medication value Rs 1.2 crore, hid inside a massager and despatched as a parcel, had been seized on the Foreign Post workplace right here by the Customs, an official stated on Thursday.

The seizure was made on Wednesday when Customs officers opened the parcel that got here from a overseas nation and declared as “Foot Massage Machine” following suspicion that it contained contraband items, Joint Commissioner of Bengaluru City Customs T Parry Vallal stated.

The officers of the Postal Appraising Wing and the Preventive Wing of the commissionerate after conducting an in depth examination discovered the packets filled with capsules, which had been hid contained in the massager, Mr Vallal stated.

It was discovered to be ecstasy capsules, prohibited beneath the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.

“The total quantity of the Ecstasy pills was 2.345 kgs which is valued approximately at Rs.1.20 crores in the international market,” the officer added.

Investigations had been underway, he stated including any import, export, sale, possession and consumption of prohibited Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances would appeal to a punishment of imprisonment as much as 20 years.

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Various safety companies have intensified the crackdown towards medication within the metropolis after the Narcotics Control Bureau arrested three folks from Kerala who had been supplying medication to Kannada movie actors and singers in August.

The arrest led to additional investigation by the Bengaluru police which arrested two Kannada movie actresses Ragini Dwivedi and Sanjjanaa Galrani, get together organiser Viren Khanna, realtor and a suspended authorities worker.

The Central Crime Branch police not too long ago busted a racket utilizing the darknet for procuring medication to be delivered via postal service.

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