Hyderabad Customs destroys narcotic drugs worth Rs 468 crores in fight against smuggling

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Hyderabad: As part of the fight against narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, Hyderabad Customs destroyed 216.69 kg of drugs worth Rs 468.02 crores on Tuesday.

The drugs, which included heroin, mephedrone, and ganja, were seized from passengers of Nigerian, Beninese, Tanzanian, South African, and Indian origin at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Shamshabad, and other domestic places by the officers of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) and Hyderabad Customs.

The drugs were destroyed by way of incineration at the facility available at M/s Hyderabad Waste Management Project located at Dundigal Village, Medchal Malkajgiri District, Telangana.

Apart from the drugs, Hyderabad Customs also destroyed 40 lakh smuggled cigarette sticks which were seized from passengers arriving from various countries at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. These cigarettes did not carry the statutory health warning mandated by the Government of India and were considered harmful.

Hyderabad Customs has said that it is committed to fighting against narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances and in the prevention of smuggling of contraband.

 

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