2 TN men nabbed in Nacharam trying to courier 8.5kg Pseudoephedrine to Aus, NZ

A case has been registered against them under sections 468 and 471 of the IPC, section 25(A) of the NDPS Act 2001, and section 36 of the Aadhar Act.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  12 Dec 2022 3:05 PM GMT
2 TN men nabbed in Nacharam trying to courier 8.5kg Pseudoephedrine to Aus, NZ

Hyderabad: Two people were arrested in Nacharam here for trying to send 8.5 kg of Pseudoephedrine drug to Australia and New Zealand through international courier agencies.

The accused have been identified as Mohammed Kasim and Rasuldeen of Sivaganga district in Tamil Nadu. A case has been registered against them under sections 468 and 471 of the IPC, section 25(A) of the NDPS Act 2001, and section 36 of the Aadhar Act.

The two arrested men confessed that so far they have shipped 15 consignments of about 70 kg of pseudoephedrine to Australia and New Zealand in 2022.




Five people are involved in the supply of pseudoephedrine but the police are yet to arrest three of the accused, Fareed and Faisal from Maharashtra and Raheem from Tamil Nadu.

Besides the contraband, the police seized Rs. 4 lakhs cash, five passports, three Aadhar cards, two voter cards, an Intex dongle, nine courier receipts, two duplicate Pan cards, four duplicate Aadhar cards, a laptop, and several other items—all worth Rs. 9 crores.



According to the Rachakonda police, drug smuggling gangs operating in Tamil Nadu have been using the Pune and Hyderabad air cargo route to smuggle pseudoephedrine and other banned substances to Australia and New Zealand. They used to book drug parcels at international courier services located in Pune and Hyderabad by concealing the pseudoephedrine in cloth boxes, bangle boxes, baby wear gift packs, etc. They used to provide fake address proofs (Aadhar, Pan cards) to book the parcels.

Four days ago, the group received pseudoephedrine from Raheem. They travelled to Hyderabad in a bus and reached Hyderabad on the morning of 11 December and checked in to a lodge with the intent to pack and transport the drug to the address provided by Raheem. But they were caught by the police. Upon examining the boxes, the police found a plastic cover containing a white powder-like substance sandwiched between the two layers of the box. Twenty-three such cardboard boxes were found.

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