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Hyderabad: Narcotics worth Rs 3.18 cr seized, 6 held

First published: November 3, 2012, 10:39 PM IST | Updated: November 3, 2012
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Hyderabad: Narcotics worth Rs 3.18 cr seized, 6 held
Six persons have been held in two separate cases for allegedly selling and carrying narcotics.

Hyderabad: Six persons have been held in two separate cases for allegedly selling and carrying narcotics, with officials seizing over 10.5 kg of the banned substance worth around Rs 3.18 crore from their possession, police said.

Two persons were held by Customs officials at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad in Hyderabad after 10 kg of narcotic drug, believed to be Methaqualone, popularly known as Mandrax, worth Rs three crore was allegedly found in their possession.

The duo, identified as Avinash and Rocky, were taken into custody by Customs officials after they were found carrying the drug in their baggage during a check-in when they arrived to board a Malaysian airline flight to Kuala Lumpur, late on Friday night.

In the second incident, police arrested four persons, including an engineering student, on charge of selling a narcotic drug 'Alprazolam' and seized 550 grams of the drug costing about Rs 18 lakh.

The four persons were apprehended here last night by the police, while they were allegedly selling the narcotic drug, which was procured from one Vamshi, who is absconding, police said.

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