NCB sleuths seize 56.850 kg opium and 4.300 kg cocaine

Separate Narcotics Control Bureau teams seize opium in Ajmer district of Rajasthan and 4.300 kg high grade cocaine at Mumbai Airport

The Hush Post: In a very significant achievement a team of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Jodhpur seized 56.850 kgs of opium along with 19.930 kgs of poppy straw. This is the biggest seizure of opium in the year so far by the NCB or any other enforcement agency. The seizure was affected after developing intelligence over a period of time near Piplaj Toll plaza on National Highway (NH) 8 from a truck. Three persons have been arrested. The source of the seized drugs is reported to be Chatra district of Jharkhand, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has disclosed.

In another significant achievement, a team of NCB, Mumbai seized 4.300 kgs of high grade cocaine at the Mumbai Airport. This is only the second seizure of over 4 kgs cocaine in India in the current year. First 4 kg seizure was also by an NCB team (at Cochin). This was an Intelligence-based operation where two foreign nationals (Peruvian) were checked on alighting from a flight and found to be in possession of the Cocaine. Both have been arrested. The case is under investigation, MHA said.

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