NCB recovers Pseudoephedrine bound for Australia
The seizure was made on Tuesday based on specific intelligence inputs and NCB officials recovered the drug from a courier office here, an official release said.
''The consignment contained a tea kettle and was destined to New South Wales, Australia. On thorough examination, the NCB officers found that some white coloured crystalline substance was hidden in the inner parts of the kettle.'' ''The extraction and testing of the hidden material revealed that it was Pseudoephedrine, a controlled substance under NDPS Act, 1985,'' the release from Amit Ghawate, Zonal Director, NCB, said.
Two persons have been arrested in connection with the seizure and one of them is the 'kingpin,' the release added.
However, they are also used for the manufacture of various narcotics drugs and psychotropic substances like heroin and Methamphetamine, the release said.
''Therefore, these precursor chemicals are diverted from licit channels for production of drugs,'' it added.
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