India’s NCB busts major drug operation: Sri Lankan national arrested
Colombo (LNW): The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) of India confiscated 54 kilograms of methamphetamine from a suspected drug trafficker in Chennai on Friday (21).
Udayakumar, a Sri Lankan national, was called in for questioning amid suspicions that he intended to smuggle methamphetamine to Sri Lanka, The Hindu reported.
During the investigation, 2 kilograms of the drug was seized from his possession. In a subsequent development, the central drug law enforcement agency arrested Akbar Ali of Perambur and seized 54 kilograms of methamphetamine hidden in a concealment.
The illicit substance had been sourced from Myanmar via Moreh in Manipur, with the intention of smuggling it into Sri Lanka.
In 2023, the NCB’s Chennai zone recorded a seizure of 65.061 kilograms of methamphetamine and 3,338.018 kilograms of ganja.
These substances, procured by the accused for smuggling into Sri Lanka, resulted in the arrest of 67 individuals involved in the drug network.