Hyderabad: Sleuths of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized one kg of Methamphetamine concealed in food parcel bound for Sydney, Australia. The consignment was intercepted on 18 December here.
The food packets were used to cover the contraband which was hidden in a false bottom. On careful examination, the DRI officials found a transparent plastic cover wrapped with thick black paper. The transparent plastic cover was found to contain one kg of white crystalline Methamphetamine, the value of which is more than Rs. 3 crores per kg in the international grey market.
Methamphetamine is a powerful, highly-addictive stimulant that affects the central nervous system. It is also known as meth, blue, ice, and crystal. In the long term, Methamphetamine use can cause irreversible harmful effects such as increased heart rate and blood pressure; damaged blood vessels in the brain that can cause strokes or an irregular heartbeat that can, in turn, cause cardiovascular collapse or death; and liver, kidney and lung damage.