Hyderabad: Excise officials seized drugs worth Rs. 2crore while checking vehicles at three places in Medchal-Malkajgiri district of Telangana on Saturday. Three persons were arrested while two others, said to be the prime accused, are absconding.

The seized drugs, weighing about 5 kg, were meant to be supplied to youngsters, including students in Hyderabad.

In another case, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) officials from Bengaluru zonal unit busted two major drug syndicates and arrested six persons in Hyderabad and Bengaluru in the last three days.

During the operation, the officials seized 3 kg of pseudoephedrine at Hyderabad and commercial quantities of MDMA pills, Methamphetamine, Methaqualone, small quantity of high grade ganja at Bengaluru, NCB zonal director at Bengaluru Amit Ghawate said in a release on Saturday.

Based on specific information on Thursday last, the NCB officials of Hyderabad sub-zone intercepted a parcel which was destined for Australia and seized 3 kg of Pseudoephedrine concealed in the falls line areas of three lehengas. The contraband was well concealed and stitched to avoid detection by the enforcement agency.

In a swift follow up action, the consignor of the consignment was traced to Chennai and NCB Chennai team apprehended the consignor after two days of prolonged field surveillance. The consignor had used a fake address and documents to conceal his identity.

On Saturday at Bengaluru, the NCB officials intercepted a car with AP registration at Devanahalli toll which was proceeding towards Hyderabad from Bengaluru and apprehended four persons. They recovered commercial quantity of MDMA pills, Methamphetamin and Methaqualone from one person who is a resident of Visakhapatnam while the other three are from Bihar and Hyderabad.

In a swift follow up action, the premises of the supplier were identified and the search resulted in seizure of a small quantity of high grade ganja and one person was apprehended from the premises. The syndicate was procuring a variety of drugs from a supplier based in Bengaluru and selling them to youth, parties, and pubs in Hyderabad.

The NCB said they seized more than 10 grams of MDMA under NDPS (Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances) Act. MDMA (Methyl enedioxy methamphetamine) is commonly known as ecstasy and is a very potent and dangerous stimulant drug. It is commonly abused as a party drug. The side effects of the drug are also very dangerous on the human body. Continued usage can lead to heart problems including heart attack, memory lapses, hallucinations and seizures.

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