Hyderabad: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on Friday raided a courier company here and seized 2,300 methaqualone tablets, a psychotropic drug prohibited under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.
Acting on specific intelligence that certain cargo booked by a certain courier to Kuwait contained the contraband, DRI personnel raided the office and inspected the cargo that comprised garments, mainly jeans and trousers. The consignee’s name and address was indicated as Mohammed Rafi of Proddatur in Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh.
On detailed examination, the DRI officials found the tablets concealed in the waistband part of the trousers. After removing stitches, the red tablets having *225* imprints on one side were found. Using a kit, officials tested the tablets, which turned out to be methaqualone. The value of the contraband is estimated to be Rs 9.20 lakh.
The officials said an attempt was made to export the drug out of the country by way of concealment in contravention of the provisions of NDPS Act. Efforts were on to locate the consignee and further investigation was on, a DRI press release said.