The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has busted an illicit Alprazolam manufacturing unit in Medak district of Telangana and seized 132-kgs of the substance worth Rs 3.3 crore, an official release said.
Two persons, who were found allegedly involved in the illicit manufacturing, have been arrested, the DRI said in are released in Hyderabad on late on Friday.
"On specific inputs, officers of the DRI Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam conducted a search operation at two premises located in Medak district and East Godavari district in AndhraPradesh," it said. During the search at the factory premises located atAnantharam village in Medak district, it was found that Alprazolam was being illicitly manufactured.
The person involved in it, had been arrested by theDRI in a similar case of Alprazolam earlier and was currently out on bail, DRI said."Around 132 kg of Alprazolam with Rs 3.3 crore market value was recovered from the premises and was seized under the provisions of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances(NDPS) Act.
DRI also seized three reactors, a centrifuge, a dryer and filter, totally valued at Rs 16.5 lakh, which were being used for manufacturing the substance and two persons found involved in the illicit manufacture of Alprazolam, were arrested," the release said.Alprazolam is a psychotropic substance notified under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.Further investigation in the case is in progress, the release added.