Drugs worth Rs 1 cr seized in Assam
The customs department yesterday seized a huge consignment of tablets worth over Rs 1 crore containing pseudoephedrine and arrested two people for smuggling the drug.
According to sources, the tablets were used in making party drugs, which are very popular among the youth. Sources said the drug consignment comprised 1,174 kg of tablets and about 100 kg of powder containing pseudoephedrine, which is worth over Rs 1 crore.
The sleuths said the consignment came from New Delhi and was en route to Myanmar via Mizoram. “We received a tip-off that a consignment was coming from New Delhi. Our officers raided a godown (warehouse) and the seizure was made. The substance was packed in 58 cartons,” a customs official said.
The official added that two people were arrested for their involvement in the crime. “The arrested duo are middlemen but we are hopeful of getting some vital links from them,” the official said.