IMPHAL, July 3: A consignment of Ephidrine tablets worth around Rs 75 lakhs with a total weight of 75 kg was seized this afternoon around 12:30pm from the cargo of Indian Airlines aircraft, IA-889 coming from the Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi.
The seizure was made by a team of the Imphal West police.
According to eyewitnesses, the consignment containing Actiman tablets containing pseudo-ephidrine 60 mg were addressed to one Ghanashyam of Imphal.
The consignment was send by one Amar from Delhi as written on the package, eyewitnesses told IFP.
The tablets were packed in three cartoons and came under the consignment no 14241441/3-IML.
Each cartoon weighed 25 kg and the tablets could be worth around Rs 75 lakh.
The tablets are not manufactured by any registered drugs and chemical companies.
On the cover of the tablet, its composition is written as Tripolidine Hydrochloride-2.5mg which is also not its actual composition.
The whole tablet contains only Pseudo-ephidrine. Each strip contains ten tablets and has MRP of Rs 5.90, however a single strip could cost in between Rs 50 to Rs 100 once it reaches Myanmar.
Even though the police managed to seize the items, the consignee managed to flee from the scene before the arrival of the police.
The police have seized the consignment and filed a formal Seizure memo.
It may be mentioned, that a similar consignment of banned drugs ‘Mod’s Acti-feel’ comprising of 15 cartoons each (each cartoon containing 7000 strips each of 10 tablets) were seized from the cargos of a Kingfisher flight and Air India flight on May 8 by state police.
The consignment had also originated from the Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi.