A day before Delhi goes to the polls in the penultimate phase of the general election, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Saturday claimed to have seized the biggest-ever consignment of more than 1,800-kg of contraband drug pseudoephedrine — used for manufacturing party drug methamphetamine — outside the premises of a factory in Greater Noida and arrested three foreign nationals. The NCB also seized 2kg of cocain. Three foreigners were arrested after the raid.The estimated value of the seized chemical pseudoephedrine, commonly used to make meth and about 2 kg of cocaine is about 25 crores, NCB officials said.
NCB officials said that they carried out the raids after questioning a South African woman, arrested from Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport for allegedly carrying pseudoephedrine.Her interrogation led NCB officials to a house in Greater Noida, from where the drugs were seized. “This is the biggest ever seizure of pseudoephedrine in India. As per our records, this is the highest ever seizure by any agency,” a senior NCB officer said.
"Pseudoephedrine is a precursor used for the manufacture of Methamphetamine, a drug widely used in Europe and South East Asia", the NCB said in a release.
The officials of the Delhi zonal unit of the NCB raided a house in Greater Noida, outside a factory, and recovered a total of 1,818 kg of pseudoephedrine and 1.9 kg of Cociane on May 10.