Seized drugs worth Rs 5 cr destroyed

Vasco: Goa Customs recently disposed of drugs worth Rs 5 crore which were confiscated over a period of time by the Goa Customs and Directorate of Revenue Intelligence.

Goa Customs headed by Commissioner Mihir Ranjan carried out the massive disposal of drugs which included 3549 ecstasy tablets, 960 grams of MDMA powder, 40.7 liters of Ketamine liquid, 5353.62 kilograms of Ketamine powder, 9.3 kilograms of charas and 4.995 kilograms of Ephedrine.

The narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances were confiscated over a period of time by the Goa Customs and Directorate of Revenue Intelligence Goa, at the incinerator facility

in Goa Medical College (GMC) at Bambolim, under the supervision of Drug Disposal Committee consisting of Joint Commissioner Pradnyasheel Jumle, Deputy Commissioner Dr Raghavendra P and Assistant Commissioner Sunil Kumar Sahjlan.

The destruction was carried out in compliance with the nationwide drive initiated by Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs to destruct drugs ripe for disposal on January 24, 2020 from 11.30 am onwards.

“Drug abuse and illicit trafficking are global problems. Indian Customs is helping to curb the drugs menace by keeping a close watch at the airport and other locations in Goa,” informed Commissioner Ranjan. [NT]