At least 400 gm of ‘Methaqualone’, a banned sedative substance, worth Rs 20 lakh were seized from a leather bag, by custom officials at the Courier Centre in Kempegowda International Airport on Wednesday.
The substance was found inside a black handbag which was shipped to the Bengaluru airport cargo wing along with a few clothes on Monday. Preliminary probe suggested that the Methaqualone was smuggled by a Nigerian national, who was arrested with ecstasy pills worth around Rs 1 crore on September 10.
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“Customs at Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) Courier Centre detected 400 gms of Methaqualone (Rs 20 Lakhs-Approx) concealed in leather bag, consigned to Nigerian, who was already arrested in recent case of 1.988 kgs of ‘Ecstacy pills’ seized at the same Centre,” a statement by the customs department read.
“The handbag, which came in the courier, was scanned following which the substance was found in the base of the bag,” an official said.
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