Psychotropic substance ‘Tramadol’.
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Mumbai: Customs Division officers on the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Worldwide (CSMI) airport detected a psychotropic substance ‘Tramadol’ in an export consignment on Sunday. After receiving intelligence enter, the Customs officers intercepted the export task to South Sudan containing roughly 10 lakh tablets.
The tablets had been despatched to the laboratory for the take a look at. The take a look at outcomes confirmed that the seized tablets had been ‘Tramadol’ which is a psychotropic substance. The worth of the drug is Rs 21 crore.
“Based mostly on an intelligence developed by Central Intelligence Unit (CIU), Mumbai Customs Zone III, one export consignment destined for South Sudan with declared description as TRAMADOL-X225 containing roughly 10 lakh tablets, was intercepted and examined,” an official stated as quoted by IANS.
Notably, the export of Tradmol is restricted underneath Part 8(c) of the Narcotic Medicine and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. After the seizure, officers performed searches in Bengaluru, Guntur in Andhra Pradesh and Mumbai in reference to the matter. Three folks had been additionally arrested. An extra investigation has been launched by authorities.
Final week, two Two Nigerian nationals had been arrested for allegedly smuggling narcotics substances in India. On March 3, the Directorate of Income Intelligence (DRI) officers intercepted two Nigerian nationals on the Mumbai airport They had been travelling from Lagos to Mumbai through Addis Ababa.
In accordance with reviews, the 2 Nigerian nationals had been suspected to have hid NDPS substance by physique packing and therefore had been produced earlier than an Extra Chief Metropolitan Justice of the Peace (ACMM), who ordered their medical examination. The medical take a look at confirmed that the 2 passengers had ingested capsules containing some substance.