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NCB seizes large quantity of psychotropic drugs from flat in Delhi's Burari
(News Agencies)-The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) conducted a raid at a flat in Delhi's Burari locality and seized large quantity of psychotropic drugs. An NCB official said 2,700 Alprazolam tablets, 2,835 Tramadol tablets, 100 ampoules of Tramadol injections and 6.9 kilograms of codeine was seized during the raid on Tuesday.
The development comes a day after an NCB team seized 4,824 Tramadol tablets, also known as 'ISIS drug', weighing around 2.613 kg, from a courier office in Mumbai's Kurla area and arrested a drug supplier, identified as Mohammad Anas, from Delhi.Officials suspect that the drugs were being smuggled to some Middle East country from where it would have been sent to terror outfits linked to ISIS or Boko Haram in Africa.
After interrogating Anas, NCB Zonal Director (Mumbai) Sameer Wankhede sent officials to the hideout in Delhi's Burari locality. NCB sources said that multiple raids could happen in other states in the coming days.
Tramadol, a painkiller pharma drug, has been declared a "psychotropic substance" by the Union government and its sale in the country is strictly monitored. The drug was brought under the control of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act in 2018, banning it from being sold freely over the counter.
The synthetic opiate is known to be abused on a wide scale by terrorists of the so-called ISIS to suppress pain and boost strength during injury and hence, is also known as "ISIS drug" among international anti-narcotics authorities.
Alprazolam is used to treat anxiety disorders and panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Alprazolam is in a class of medications called benzodiazepines. It works by decreasing abnormal excitement in the brain.
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