Custom officials seized 102 kg drugs consignment worth Rs 700 crore in Amritsar on Sunday.
Custom officials seized 102 kg drugs consignment worth Rs 700 crore from a truck coming from Afghanistan via the Pakistan check post, in Amritsar on Sunday.
The drugs were concealed in a liquorice roots (Mulethi) consignment imported from Afghanistan by a Delhi-based importer.
This is one of the biggest hauls detected and seized by the Amritsar Customs after June 2019 when they had seized approximately 532.630 kg of drugs at Integrated Check Post (ICP) Attari, from the imports of Afghanistan.
The case was detected after the goods were subjected to X-ray scanning as per the prescribed examination procedure. Some irregular spots were seen by the alert duty officer in X-ray images in some of the wooden logs in the consignments.
Therefore, in view of the suspicious images, the Customs officers opened the bags in the presence of Panchas and other Customs staff.
When all the bags were opened, it was seen that some of the bags had small cylindrical wooden logs (not mulethi), which appeared to be sealed on both ends by saw dust mixed in adhesive material. Such wooden logs were segregated and packed in separate bags.