A consignment of lehengas with intricate work of the colourful designs had hidden drugs.
A lehanga is a full ankle-length skirt worn by Indian women, usually on formal or ceremonial occasions.
According to custom officials the street price of these drugs has been estimated at ₹ 1.7 crore (approx. AUD300,000).
Delhi Customs tweeted that the lehengas were found inside a consignment box that was being sent to Australia.
ACC Export Commissionerate officials at the Foreign Post Office (PFO) in Delhi opened the consignment based on intelligence received.
The officials told the media that they found over 3,900 grams of the drug MDMA.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA) is a synthetic drug that alters mood and perception (awareness of surrounding objects and conditions).
This drug is popular in the nightclub scene and is commonly called ‘Ecstasy’ or ‘Molly’.