Hyderabad: DRI seized banned tablets in courier parcel

Hyderabad, (Andhra Pradesh) [India], Apr. 8 (ANI): The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on Friday recovered methaqualone tablets worth Rs 9.20 lakh in a courier parcel from Kuwait.

A total of 2,300 contraband tablets, weighing 860 grams, were seized.

Additional Director General, M. K. Singh stated that on getting specific information that certain cargo booked by courier to Kuwait contains contraband material, a team of officers of DRI, Hyderabad Zonal Unit immediately visited the courier company and collected the said cargo.

DRI official said, "This cargo was packed in a carton, which was found to be containing six jeans pants and one half pant. On detailed examination of the cargo, the officers found tablets concealed in the waistband part of the pants."

"On removing the stitches, the tablets were found and they tested positive for Methaqualone," he added.

Further investigation in the case is in progress. (ANI)