The Narcotics Control Bureau today claimed to have made the country's largest raid, seizing drugs weighing 1,800 kg from outside a factory in Greater Noida. Three foreigners were arrested after the raid.
The estimated value of the seized a chemical pseudoephedrine, commonly used to make meth and about 2 kg of cocaine is about Rs 25 crores, NCB officials said.
NCB officials say they carried out the raid after questioning a South African woman, arrested from Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport for allegedly carrying pseudoephedrine. The woman was first stopped by the Central Industrial Security Force.
Her interrogation led NCB officials to a house in Greater Noida, from where the drugs were seized. "This is the biggest ever seizure of pseudoephedrine in India. As per our records, this is the highest ever seizure by any agency," a senior NCB officer said.
Two Nigerians have been arrested.