Chennai, Aug 12 (PTI): Over 5,000 ecstasy pills worth Rs
1.6 crore which arrived from overseas destinations have been
seized here in two different incidents, Customs Department
said on Wednesday.
The pills, suspected to be methylenedioxy-methamphetamine
(MDMA), arrived in two parcels from Belgium and the
Netherlands, the Customs Commissioner Rajan Choudhary said in
In one consignment from Belgium received at the Foreign
Post Office here, the officials recovered 4,060 pills
concealed in nine black pouches, the statement said.
The authorities searched neighbouring Kancheepuram
district for the address and found it to be fake, it said.
In other consignment from the Netherlands, the officials
recovered 1,150 ecstasy pills, 100 gms of MDMA crystals and
one gm of methaqualone powder, the release said.
The package was addressed to an individual in Andhra
Pradesh and the address belonged to a person who was already
arrested in a similar offence, the release said.
In both incidents, a total of 5,210 ecstasy pills, 100
gms of MDMA crystals and one gm of methaqualone were
recovered, it added.
In July, 100 such pills worth Rs 3 lakh from the
Netherlands were seized, a Customs official had said.
Earlier, the Customs officials at the airport here had
foiled a bid to smuggle the pills from the United Kingdom
sent through parcel service and detained the consignee.
Consumption of the pills alters the mood similar to
stimulants producing feelings of increased energy and
pleasure. PTI VIJ
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