17 September 2021 16:07

Indian customs find drugs hidden in lehengas bound for Australia

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.

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According to custom officials the street price of these drugs has been estimated at ₹ 1.7 crore (approx. AUD300,000).

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Delhi Customs tweeted that the lehengas were found inside a consignment box that was being sent to Australia.

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ACC Export Commissionerate officials at the Foreign Post Office (PFO) in Delhi opened the consignment based on intelligence received.

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The officials told the media that they found over 3,900 grams of the drug MDMA.

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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’. 

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