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Hyderabad: DRI seizes banned narcotic worth Rs 3 crore at RGIA

DRI seizes banned narcotic worth Rs 3 crore at RGIA
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 DRI seizes banned narcotic worth Rs 3 crore at RGIA

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The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized Methamphetamine of 1kg worth Rs 3 crore from an Australia-bound consignment of food articles on Friday at RGIA

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Hyderabad: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized Methamphetamine of 1kg worth Rs 3 crore from an Australia-bound consignment of food articles on Friday at RGIA.

According to an official release by DRI, it is said that they got a tip off about the consignment was being sent through courier service. Upon receiving the information, the teams started working on the issue and stopped the consignment.

The substance was packed in a plastic pouch. Methamphetamine is a party drug and is commonly known as meth, blue, ice, and crystal, among many other terms. After opening the parcel, the officials found food items in the consignment. But after thoroughly removing the packets containing the food items, the officials of DRI found a transparent plastic cover wrapped with thick black colour paper and it contained 1 kg of white crystalline methamphetamine, an amphetamine-type stimulant. The value of Methamphetamine in the international grey market is more than Rs 3 crores per kg, said DRI officials.

Methamphetamine is a powerful, highly addictive stimulant that affects the central nervous system. The drug can be smoked, snorted, injected, or ingested orally.When it is used, a chemical called dopamine floods the parts of the brain that regulate feelings of ecstasy.

In the long term, Methamphetamine use can cause irreversible harmful effects such as increased heart rate and blood pressure; damaged blood vessels in the brain that can cause strokes or an irregular heartbeat that can, in turn, cause cardiovascular collapse or death; and liver, kidney and lung damage.

Further investigation to trace the sender and the origin of the substance is under process, said officials..

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