In a significant haul, artificial medicine value Rs 1.2 crore, hid inside a massager and despatched as a parcel, had been seized on the Overseas Put up workplace right here by the Customs, an official mentioned 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 Therapeutic massage Machine” following suspicion that it contained contraband items, Joint Commissioner of Bengaluru Metropolis Customs T Parry Vallal mentioned.
The officers of the Postal Appraising Wing and the Preventive Wing of the commissionerate after conducting an in depth examination discovered the packets full of capsules, which had been hid contained in the massager, Mr Vallal mentioned.
It was discovered to be ecstasy capsules, prohibited beneath the Narcotic Medication and Psychotropic Substances Act.
“The overall amount of the Ecstasy capsules was 2.345 kgs which is valued roughly at Rs.1.20 crores within the worldwide market,” the officer added.
Investigations had been underway, he mentioned including any import, export, sale, possession and consumption of prohibited Narcotic Medication and Psychotropic Substances would appeal to a punishment of imprisonment as much as 20 years.
Numerous safety businesses have intensified the crackdown in opposition to medicine within the metropolis after the Narcotics Management Bureau arrested three folks from Kerala who had been supplying medicine 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, celebration organiser Viren Khanna, realtor and a suspended authorities worker.
The Central Crime Department police not too long ago busted a racket utilizing the darknet for procuring medicine to be delivered by means of postal service.
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