STATE TIMES NEWS
NEW DELHI: In an indication of a sudden spurt in smuggling of narcotics through the IGI airport in Delhi, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) seized 85 kg of pseudo-ephedrine from five passengers, one of whom is serving with Assam Regiment of the Indian Arssmy.
Assistant Inspector General (Ops) informed that on Wednesday CISF intelligence staff observed some suspicious movement in the check-in area of Terminal 1D at around 3:45 AM.
These passengers were carrying their luggage in two bags. While passing through X-Ray BIS, images that appeared on the monitor indicated some narcotic substance kept in the bags. When the bags were physically checked by the CISF, tablets weighing 85 Kgs were found.
The tablets were tested with narcotic substance test kit which confirmed them to be Pseudo-Ephedrine. On enquiry the passengers revealed their names as Lalparmawia, 30, serving with the 3rd Assam Regiment of Indian Army from Shillong (Meghalaya), David Lalnuntluanga, 23, Vin Ramdingngheta, 27, and Ramdim, 22, from Mizoram. They came at 1D Terminal Airport to travel to Kolkata by Go Airways flight No. G8-101. They further informed that they are residing at Janakpuri, New Delhi and three of them are working in call centre. On questioning, they informed that they had to hand over the above drugs at Aizwal via Kolkata. The value of the recovered drugs is Rs. 68 Lakhs in Indian market and Rs. 4.08 crores in International market.
Narcotics Control Bureau officials were informed about the recovery of the said drugs, who confirmed that the recovered tablets were Pseudo-Ephedrine. The apprehended passengers along with recovered drugs were handed over to NCB officials for further action.