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Banned ketamine drug worth Rs 2.37 cr seized at Hyd airport

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

The Customs officials have seized 5.9 kg of the banned ketamine drug worth about Rs 2.37 crore from a passenger who was about to board a flight from the International Airport here to

The passenger intended to export the drug illegally, a Customs officer said today.

Based on intelligence inputs, the Air Intelligence Unit of the Customs yesterday seized the drug from the passenger who had concealed it in small tin cans in the guise of turmeric powder and 'kumkum' (red powder used by women for applying on the forehead) in the checked-in luggage, he said.

Ketamine is classified as a psychotropic substance under the Acct, the officer said.

The passenger is being questioned in connection with the seizure, he added.

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First Published: Sun, April 16 2017. 14:57 IST