Tramadol tablets worth over Rs.21 cr in the international market were seized at Mumbai airport
On Sunday, Customs officials at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMI) intercepted an export consignment containing 10 lakh tablets of psychotropic substance ‘Tramadol’, valued at Rs.21 crore, an official said.
Later on, raids were conducted in different states, leading to three persons’ arrests.
“Based on an intelligence developed by Central Intelligence Unit (CIU), Mumbai Customs Zone III, one export consignment destined for South Sudan with the declared description as TRAMADOL-X225 containing approximately 10 lakh tablets, was intercepted and examined,” said the official.
The official said the tablets were sent to the laboratory for the test. The test results confirmed it to be “Tramadol, ” a psychotropic substance whose export is restricted under Section 8(c) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.
“These contraband drugs worth $2.6 million or over Rs.21 crore in the international illicit market were seized. After the seizure, searches were conducted at Bengaluru, Guntur (Andhra Pradesh), and Mumbai and three persons have been arrested so far,” said the official. A further investigation is on.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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