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Drug consignment worth Rs 120.80 crores seized from Imphal based courier agent

IMPHL, June 9: The Narcotic Control Bureau, (NCB) Regional Unit, Imphal, has seized 12,15,800 tablets of ephedrine HCL (15MG) worth approximately Rs 120.80 crores in black market.
According to official source, the huge seizure was made under the supervision of VS Shaha Sane, regional director, NCB Imphal.
The consignment consisting of eight cartons containing the tablets was seized on June 5 from the office of the Courier company Blaze Flash Courier Limited having its office at Khoyathong opposite to ABC godown.
The sources said the approximate cost value of the seized Ephedrine in the illicit international market is around Rs 120.80 cores.
During follow up action, three persons connected with the consignment in distribution to Myanmar were arrested, it said. One of them was having firm name MNG Drugs and Biopharma, Imphal, which was non-existent at the address and the counter part was using the license without his knowledge for purchase and sale of the tablet and thereby diverting from legal channel to illegal channel and made huge profit.
Of three arrested persons one is reportedly from Imphal and the two others are from Moreh.
Further, some more quantity of tablets has been seized in other part of the country. The manufacturer of the tablets has also been identified and further investigations are in progress, added the source.
One Maruti van and two wheeler used by the traffickers were also seized under reasonable belief that they are involved in violations under the NDPS Act 1985, it said.

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