The Customs Department has seized many drugs in a large consignment coming from Spain at Chennai Airport. Custom officials suspected a large box is coming from Spain. On opening a carton, a greeting card and two silver plastic pouches were found. Inside the cut pouch, pink-coloured tablets on one side, MDMA were found inside. A total of 994 Pink Punisher MDMA or Ecstasy tablets are being priced at Rs 50 lakh.
On opening the greeting card, a white plastic packet was found, in which was hidden the LSD (Lysergic Acid Diethylamide) stamp. A total of 249 LSD tickets worth Rs.6 lakh were recovered. The parcel was sent in the name of a person residing in the JMJ Motherland area near Auroville Puducherry. A team of Chennai Air Customs and Cuddalore Customs officials conducted searches at the given address. Two people living there have been arrested.
Ganja was bought from Andhra Pradesh.
Also, during the search, two packets of cannabis (ganja) of Guntur (Andhra Pradesh) were found in the house. On enquiry, he said that he had bought ganja from Andhra Pradesh. Ganja weighing 5.5 kg is said to be worth Rs 2.5 lakh, which the authorities have confiscated. Along with this, 29-year-old Rubakamanikandan of Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu and 28-year-old Loy Viegas, who works on a chicken farm, have been arrested. Both the accused were produced before the Judicial Magistrate, from where they were sent to judicial custody.
On the other hand, the Pune unit of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence or Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has got a big success. On the Pune-Solapur Highway, the DRI team has seized 1878 kg of Ganja worth Rs. Three crores 75 lakhs. Drugs smugglers used a different method to supply these drugs.