Parcels from Netherlands, USA containing crystal meth, cannabis seized at Chennai airport


Chennai: Two separate parcels containing narcotics were seized at Chennai airport by Air Customs officials on Monday (July 5).

One of the parcels which came from Borculo, Netherlands contained 15 grams of crystal meth, while the other package from Oregon, United States contained 100 grams of ‘Hydro cannabis’.

Air Customs officials intercepted the two postal parcels that arrived at the foreign post office on suspicion of containing narcotic substances.

“The first parcel was from Borculo, Netherlands, and was addressed to a Chennai-based person. On inspection, the parcel was found to contain an opaque silver cover that had a plastic pouch with crystal powder. The powder tested positive for Methamphetamine and a total of 15 grams valued at Rs. 1.5 lakhs were recovered,” the officials said in a statement.

“Addressed to a person in Salem, Tamil Nadu, the second parcel arrived from Oregon in the US and was declared to contain academic documents. A black envelope with a white cover containing semi-dried leaves was found. Inspection revealed that its ‘weedy’ smell was similar to that of high-quality Cannabis or ‘Hydro Cannabis’. A total of 100grams of foreign-origin cannabis valued at Rs 80,000 was recovered,” said the statement.

The narcotics valued at Rs. 2.30 lakhs approximately were recovered and seized under the NDPS Act, 1985.

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