Major Drug Bust: Delhi Air Cargo Customs Destroys 69 kg of Contraband in Battle Against Narcotics Trade

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Delhi, 6th June 2023: In a significant blow to the illicit drug trade, the Air Cargo (Exports) Customs in Delhi conducted the incineration of 69.876 kg of narcotics covered under the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985. The operation took place at the Centralised Bio-Medical Waste Treatment Facility, managed by SMS Watergrace BMW Pvt Ltd.

The destruction of these contrabands marks a major milestone in the fight against smugglers involved in trafficking Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS). The drugs were divided into two separate lots for incineration.

The first lot consisted of contrabands seized at the New Courier Terminal, comprising 13.346 kg across nine cases. Among the confiscated substances were 1.997 kg of heroin, 4.236 kg of ganja, 7.113 kg of ketamine, as well as various other NDPS goods, all of which were successfully destroyed.

The second and final lot included contrabands seized at the Foreign Post Office, amounting to 52.180 kg across 23 cases. This lot contained 4.350 kg of ganja, ketamine, meth, and other NDPS goods, all of which were also subjected to incineration.

In total, 69.876 kg of drugs from 32 cases, including 5 cases of heroin, 4 cases of ganja, and 23 cases of other NDPS goods, were incinerated at the authorized Centralised Bio-Medical Waste Treatment Facility in Nilothi, Delhi. The disposal process adhered to the guidelines outlined in the Hazardous & Other Wastes (M&TM) Rules, 2016, and was conducted under the supervision of the State Pollution Control Board (SPCB).