International charas trafficking racket busted in Chennai, one arrested

Chennai, Mar 10 (FN Representative) The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Chennai Zonal unit, busted an international charas trafficking racket with the seizure of 4.6 kg here, which was destined to be smuggled to Qatar. NCB Zonal Director Amit Ghawate, in a release today said acting on a specific intelligence, the NCB official seized 4.6 kg of Charas from a parcel at Aramex India Pvt Ltd., at Ekkaduthangal in the city.

Charas was concealed inside 22 soft toys kept in a carton box. Initial investigations revealed that the Charas was sourced from West Bengal and destined to Qatar. One person identified as N Prasad, a resident of Kolkata, was arrested at Kolkata airport in connection with the seizure. Charas which is also known as Hashish, is extracted from ganja plants.