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In Pics | Ecstasy pills worth Rs 42 lakh seized in Chennai

In Pics | Ecstasy pills worth Rs 42 lakh seized in Chennai
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By Timsy Jaipuria  Jul 11, 2020 5:45:32 PM IST (Published)

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During the last three weeks, six cases of smuggling of Ecstasy pills have been seized at Chennai Foreign Post Office. A total of 1,410 Ecstasy pills valued at Rs 42 lakh have been seized under NDPS Act, 1985. Check out the pictures of seized Ecstasy pills in Chennai.

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During the last three weeks, six cases of smuggling of Ecstasy pills have been seized at Chennai Foreign Post Office by Chennai Air Customs.

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Parcels arrived from Netherlands, Germany and UK by post. A total of 1,410 Ecstasy pills valued at Rs 42 lakh have been seized under NDPS Act, 1985.

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Ecstasy pills contain MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine), a narcotics substance. These pills can alter people's mood and perception and is chemically similar to both stimulants and hallucinogens.

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The seized pills have different quantities of MDMA. Dosage of 120 mg is considered to be high and considered to be fatal.

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Recently in UK, few youth have died due to consumption of these pills. MDMA pills have different variants depending on the dosage of MDMA. Some high dosage pills like Blue Punishers, Red Buli, Givenchy, CNN etc have more than 250 mg of MDMA.

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Ecstasy pills are booked online through Dark Web and the payment is made in Bitcoin, a form of crypto currency.

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In recently booked case of narcotics drugs, consignee addresses were found to be in different part of Southern India like Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu etc. Two persons have also been arrested from Andhra Pradesh and Bengaluru.

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These pills are popular among youth and are consumed in rave parties.

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During the lockdown period, there was a spurt in the seizures related to MDMA pills as people were staying longer at home, and it was creating anxiety. To reduce this anxiety, possibly more people are moving towards consumption of narcotics.

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Since lockdown, government has restricted the sale of alcohol to reduce unnecessary venturing of people from their houses.

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In absence of alcohol, people are increasing to use these smuggled illegal drugs through post.

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