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India's biggest raid: Rs 1,000-cr drugs seized in UP; 2 foreigners arrested

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Published May 12, 2019, 3:51 pm IST
Updated May 12, 2019, 4:30 pm IST
The revelation unfolded after a tip-off from a South African woman passenger.
The recovered pseudoephedrine drug weighs up to 1,818kg. (Photo: Representational)
 The recovered pseudoephedrine drug weighs up to 1,818kg. (Photo: Representational)

New Delhi: In country's biggest narcotics raid ever, the Narcotics Control Bureau of India (NCB) on Thursday recovered drug worth Rs 1,000 crore and above from a house in Greater Noida and arrested two Nigerian nationals and one South African national.

According to the officials, the house belongs to an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer and was used as a drug-manufacturing unit. The recovered pseudoephedrine drug weighs up to 1,818kg, reports Hindustan Times.

 

In the past three years, it is the seizure is India’s biggest-ever narcotics haul and the world’s largest pseudoephedrine seizure, said Madhav Singh, zonal director, NCB.

The revelation unfolded after a tip-off from a South African woman passenger.

On Thursday morning Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) intercepted the 31-year-old, Nomsa Lutalo at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International airport.

“On checking her bags, they found 24.7kg pseudoephedrine from her bags. On questioning, the woman said she had been handed the consignment in Greater Noida by two people from Nigeria. She said she was asked to carry the same to Johannesburg and was promised good money in exchange,” Singh said.

The woman was set to board a flight to Johannesburg via Dubai.

The interrogation with the woman gave lead to NCB and the raid was conducted.

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