Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Nagpur seizes 03.07 Kgs of ‘Amphetamine Type Substance’ at Nagpur Airport valued at more than Rs. 24 Crore


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Nagpur : 22 August 2023

The officers of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Nagpur, on 20.08.2023,  successfully intercepted an Indian national, who had arrived from Nairobi, Kenya through Sharjah, UAE, and seized 3.07 Kgs of “Amphetamine Type Substance” from the said passenger at Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar International Airport, Nagpur.​

The passenger who arrived at Nagpur International Airport in an Air Arabia Flight No. G9-415 from Sharjah had ingeniously concealed the contraband in a hollow metal roller packed in a rectangular carton box kept in his personal baggage. Amphetamine is a Psychotropic substance covered under Schedule I of the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Act, 1985, trade of which is prohibited.  The said person was arrested and remanded to DRI Custody by the Judicial Magistrate First Class, Nagpur. In a swift follow up, the officers arrested a Nigerian national, the intended recipient of the contraband, from Subhash Nagar area of West Delhi on 21.08.2023.

Seizure of such significant quantity of Amphetamine type substance, a highly addictive stimulant drug, from a small Airport like Nagpur indicates that newer places and methods are being adopted by syndicates involved in this illegal activity. DRI is committed to maintaining constant vigil to thwart these syndicates.

 

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