The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Tuesday seized narcotics worth thousands of crores of rupees, terming it the biggest narcotics seizure by the anti-narcotics agency. A large quantity of the party drug LSD was recovered after the agency busted a nationwide dark-net-based drug syndicate and arrested several smugglers.
NCB is scheduled to hold a press conference at 12 noon today to reveal more details about the drug seizure.
Last month, in a special operation with the Indian Navy, the agency recovered 2,525 kg of methamphetamine worth Rs 25,000 crore from a boat off the coast of Kerala.
Sanjay Kumar Singh, Deputy Director General (Ops) called it the “biggest drug seizure of value” for the agency.
“The NCB and Navy have conducted a successful operation in the Indian Ocean. It is the largest in terms of monetary value. It originated from Chabahar port in Iran. The source of the drug is Pakistan,” he said.
The special operation called Operation Samudragupta was launched in February 2022 and so far more than 4,000 kg of drugs have been seized.