MUMBAI: The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) recently conducted a training session for 40 supervisory officers and Mumbai General Post Office staff on courier drug identification and the modus operandi used by couriers. smugglers.
During the observance of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on Sunday, the NCB conducted several programs to raise awareness of the threat of illicit drug trafficking.
During this month, NCB Mumbai had also organized many drug awareness programs including a ride with 100 bikers, street performances, etc.
The NCB training program for postal staff was carried out after several cases of drug trafficking by couriers were reported in the city.
It can be recalled that in September last year, the NCB, during an operation at the Foreign Post Office, Ballard Estate, South Mumbai, seized 60 grams of multi-strain buds. The drugs, concealed in a chocolate box, came from Canada and were to be delivered to Lower Parel. But the address was incomplete.
Additionally, in December, the State Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) wrote to the Chief Postmaster General, Circle of Maharashtra, requesting his department to scan all packages, which bear wrong addresses, contact numbers or suspicious shipments.
The ATS has asked postal authorities to use a one-time password when delivering a package or mail to the recipient.
He also suggested that packages with incorrect addresses should not be delivered without proper identity verification and that police and ATS should be notified of such packages.
In his case, ATS found two boxes in the package that contained 500 strips of a drug.