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Biggest haul: Over 1,800 kg of narcotic drugs seized from Greater Noida

IANS  |  New Delhi 

A day before goes to the polls in the penultimate phase of the general election, the (NCB) on Saturday claimed to have seized the biggets-ever consignment of more than 1,800-kg of contraband drug -- used for manufacturing party drug -- outside the premises of a factory in Greater Noida and arrested three foreign nationals. The also seized 2kg of

This is the biggest of pseudoephedrine/ephedrine in by any agency, said the

According to a statement issued by the NCB, the worth of the is yet to be determined. including two kg of Cocaine, generally referred to as party drug.

On May 9, the CISF personnel at the Airport intercepted a South African woman, whom they suspected as a carrier of the contraband. The CISF alerted the NCB, During the search of her luggage the sleuths recovered a total of 24.7 kg of

During the interrogation of the woman, the NCB stumbled upon critical information about a large quantity of hidden at a location in Noida. "is a precursor used for the manufacture of Methamphetamine, a drug widely used in and South East Asia", the NCB said in a release.

The officials of the Delhi zonal unit of the NCB raided a house in Greater Noida, outside a factory, and recovered a total of 1,818 kg of pseudoephedrine and 1.9 kg of Cociane on May 10.

"This is the biggest ever of pseudoephedrine in kept outside factory premises. As per our records, this is the highest ever seizure by any agency," said the NCB statement.

Two Nigerians, a man and a woman, have been detained for questioning apart from the South African woman, who was arrested from the airport. The arrests have been made under sections of the Narcotic and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.



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First Published: Sat, May 11 2019. 19:22 IST