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Ecstasy Pills from Netherlands seized by Chennai Air Customs in foreign postal parcel. One Arrested

Posted On: 17 JUN 2020 4:30PM by PIB Chennai

Based on intelligence, Air Customs Postal Intelligence detained one postal parcel suspected to benarcotics substance, which arrived from Haarlem, Netherland sat Foreign Post Office, Chennai.

 

On examination, the parcel was found to contain one tin toy box in which two plastic pouches were present. On opening the pouches, green-yellow colour pills and pink colour pills were found ingeniously concealed inside. The pills tested positive for MDMA (3,4- methylenedioxy-methamphetamine), a narcotics substance. Total 400 pills suspected to be MDMA valued at Rs. 12 Lakhs were recovered and seized under the NDPS Act, 1985. The green-yellow colour pills are commonly known as ‘Brazuca’ (CBF) containing more than 220 mg MDMA, whereas the pink colour pills known as ‘Givenchy’ has 250 mg of MDMA. Samples have been sent to the laboratory.

 

The parcel was consigned to a person based in Bhimavaram, West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh which is situated about 550 kms from Chennai. As a follow up action search was got carried out at his residential address by a team of officers from Customs (Preventive) Kakinada (A.P.). The accused was brought to Chennai by a special team of Chennai Air Customs by road. He confessed to his role in the smuggling and was arrested and produced before the judicial magistrate who remanded him to judicial custody.

 

The accused, 27, is an engineering dropout and he had booked the parcel online through Dark We band had made the payment in ‘Bitcoin’, a form of Crypto Currency.

 

MDMA commonly known as Ecstasy, a party drug that alters mood and perception and is chemically similar to both stimulants and hallucinogens which produce  feelings of  increased energy and pleasure.  The seized pills are extremely potent as they contain a very high dosage of MDMA. Dosage above 120 mg is considered to be high and can be fatal. 

Earlier, Air Customs made two seizures of MDMA pills during March this year and 1.7 kg of Cannabis from USA was also seized during lockdown in April 2020 at Foreign Post Office, according to a press release issued by Shri  Rajan Chaudhary, Commissioner of Customs, Chennai International Airport, Chennai.



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