On 13.09.10, sleuths of DRI, Delhi Zonal unit caught a consignment weighing 101 kgs of a prohibited substance Ketamine, while being attempted to be exported to Canada by concealing it in a container full of cargo of miscellaneous goods from ICD Tughlakabad. The Ketamine was concealed very smartly in 7 boxes in a container full of 263 cartons. The proprietor of the exporter firm, Shri Rizwan of M/s Rizwan Exports, Delhi was also apprehended and he admitted his offence of having attempted to export the Ketamine to Canada. He has been put under arrest under section 104 of the Customs Act 1962 and has been sent to Tihar Jail under judicial custody. Export of Ketamine requires a No Objection Certificate from Narcotics Commissioner of India, which in this case was not there. Further investigations into matter the matter also revealed that one similar consignment containing Ketamine in a concealed manner had been exported to Canada was lying at Canadian port. Prompt and swift action by DRI official ensured that Canadian Border services Agency successfully intercepted the consignment and recovered almost 100 kgs of Ketamine concealed in 4 cartons of container load of musical instruments. Both the consignments were consigned to the same consignee. The estimated local market value of Ketamine is Rs 40,000 per kg. but fetches Rs. 10 lakhs approx. in international market where it is used as narcotic substance.