PRESS RELEASE - Seizure of brown sugar/heroin valued at Rs. 30,00,000/
January, 21st 2011
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA DIRECTORATE OF REVENUE INTELLIGENCE KOLKATA ZONAL UNIT 8, Ho Chi-Minh Sarani, Kolkata- 700071 Telephone:- (033)-2282 3321, Fax:- (033)-2282 4465 _____________________________________________
SEIZURE OF 300 GMS. OF NARCOTIC DRUGS VALUED AT RS. 30.00 LAKH Acting on a specific intelligence received from DRI, Delhi Zonal Unit, the DRI officers of Kolkata Zonal Unit visited one courier office viz. M/s Sky Net Worldwide Express, Kolkata on 18.01.2011 and detained a export consignment (sealed packet) under cover of AWB No. 000112181421, meant for shipment to South Africa. On examination of the sealed packet it was revealed that the packet contained three (3) wooden photo-frames of Lord Krishna. Each of the photo-frame was made of wooden plate, wrapped with black paper and cloth. After detaching the three wooden photo frames (made of plywood) it was found that there were cavities in the frame. Each cavity contained one black coloured plastic packet, having some yellowish coloured powdered substances believed to be brown sugar/heroin. Three Samples were drawn from each packet and tested by drug testing kit that prima facie confirmed the goods as Brown Sugar/Heroin. The net quantity of Brown Sugar/Heroin recovered from the three packets is 300.00 gm. valued at Rs. 30,00,000/-. The said goods were seized under Sec. 43 of the NDPS Act, 1985 as the same was liable to confiscation under Section 60 of act ibid. Further investigation is in progress.