Muhammed Yasin, 20, of Kuvappady, Perumbavoor, Joffin Varghese, 19, of JM Cresent, Palarivattom, and Afab Liyaquat, 20, of Edathala, Aluva, were nabbed by a team led by Inspector of Police A Ananthala
Air Customs on Tuesday seized psychotropic drugs after intercepting postal parcels, which were destined to Florida, at Foreign Post Office and arrested one person.
The man, identified as Jayachandran Nair, 55, a native of Mudapuram, Attingal, was to receive the ganja in the capital city from the container truck
Last year, 768 cases were registered. However, this year until July 31, over 600 cases have already been booked.
The anti-narcotics agencies of this multi-nation grouping also discussed steps to curb increased instances of drug trafficking through the maritime route, it said.
A total of 5210 ecstasy pills, 100 grams of MDMA crystals and 1 gram of methaqualone valued at Rs 1.65 crore were recovered and seized under the NDPS Act, 1985, a Customs department release stated
One parcel was addressed to an Indian woman working as a volunteer in Auroville near Puducherry. She has been detained to ascertain her role in the smuggling.
The parcels were addressed to two different people in Chennai. Searches were carried out at the addresses and two people have been detained to ascertain their role in the smuggling.
"This is the fourth time we have foiled the smuggling of narcotics using the parcel service," said Chennai Air Customs Commissioner Rajan Chaudhary.
According to Ghada Waly, Executive Director for the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, there are more people using drugs, more substances and more types of narcotics than ever.
Meraz Alam, 25, of Bihar was arrested with 213 kg of hashish and 2.250 kg of opium from Nepal's Kalanki area yesterday after the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) received a tip-off.
Masur Ahmad Lary was arrested from Maharajgunj area of Kathmandu, said a senior police officer of Kathmandu Metropolitan Police Office.
Duterte has said he will have his son killed if drug trafficking allegations against the younger politician are true, and that the police who carry out the hit will be protected from prosecution.