Man arrested at airport for smuggling Ephedrine
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Last Updated: Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 19:54
  
Chennai: A 52-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday from the international airport terminal here for allegedly trying to smuggle 2.08 kg of Ephedrine drug worth Rs 16 lakh to Malaysia, customs officials said

The officials, acting on a tip-off, arrested S Davood Batcha this morning with Ephedrine, a controlled substance under the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, they said.

Batcha had concealed the drug in packets made of chart paper and packed it tightly in a scotch carton to avoid detection.

Ephedrine is commonly used as a stimulant, appetite suppressant, concentration aid, decongestant and to treat hypotension associated with anesthesia.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 19:54


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