Over 400 kgs of 'date rape drug' seized, 3 arrested
New Delhi, Dec 25 (PTI) In a major seizure, the Directorate of Revenue intelligence has seized over 400 kgs of Ketamine, commonly known as 'date rape drug', valued at over Rs 50 crore in the international market from Tamil Nadu.
DRI has also arrested three persons in this regard yesterday.
Official sources said the 440 kgs of the narcotic substance was recovered in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu.
Based on specific intelligence, the DRI carried out searches of a consignment of salt meant to be exported. The inspection of over 400 bags of salt revealed that about 27 bags contained Ketamine.
The presence of the contraband was established only after chemical analysis of the consignment since it looks like salt.
Sources said the abuse of Ketamine is not much known in India but it is in high demand in South Asian countries where it is commonly used in parties.
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