NRI arrested for trying to smuggle 100 kg of drug to Mexico
Mumbai, September 21, 2008
Canadian NRI, Manpreet Bal, 35 was arrested for trying to smuggle
nearly 100 kg of Ephedrine tablets to Mexico, worth Rs1.5 crore
in the international market. The drug was found in four plastic
drums at the air cargo complex.
Along with him, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) also arrested
a clearing agent, Ajay S, who had allegedly helped Bal get his
baggage through on a Jet Airways flight bound for the US Saturday
evening and onward to Mexico.
NCB officials said:
- We received a tip-off acting on which a team of NCB sleuths
raided the cargo of a Mexico-bound flight at Chhatrapati Shivaji
- There is an international mafia that smuggles Ephedrine to
Mexico. There are several other Canadians on the NCB radar who
are presently on the run.
In 2006, a Delhi police arrested Canadian NRI, Gurdish
Singh Toor for smuggling, 100 kg of Ephedrine tablets from
the Indira Gandhi International Airport to Canada
Ephedrine is a drug that makes Metamphetamine. It is known as
as Ecstacy, and famous in parties. Ecstacy is banned in the US,
Canada and in India.
Methylenedioxymethamphetamine or "MDMA" is a drug that
is quickly becoming more popular everyday. Some of the most common
street names for MDMA used by street users are Ecstacy, XTC, and
"X". Ecstacy is a hallucinogen and produces stimulant
effects like amphetamine. It is commonly marketed as a "feel
good drug" because of the positive feelings of well being
and empathy toward other people, elimination of anxiety, and extreme
relaxation. It is also said that ecstacy suppresses the need to
eat drink and sleep, allowing club scene users to endure all night
and some times two or three day parties. Ecstacy is distributed
mostly in pill or capsule form.