Man hides Rs 4.5-cr drugs in food items

Man hides Rs 4.5-cr drugs in food items

Sleuths of the Narcotics Control Bureau have seized Rs 4.5 crore worth of banned substances at the Kempegowda International Airport here.

Parimalagan Arumugam, a resident of Chennai, was arrested in the early hours of Thursday when he was about to take flight number MH193 of Malaysian Airlines to Kuala Lumpur.

NCB sleuths said the suspect had stuffed 21.86 kg of ketamine and 20 gms of MDMA pills, a psychotropic substance, in the check-in baggage.

He had concealed the substance in grocery item packets along with food items. The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) detected the substance during the security check.

NCB sleuths arrested Arumugam and produced him before the NDPS special court. Ketamine’s dissociative effects are powerful and it is commonly called ‘date rape drug’. It can make users to hallucinate.

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