The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) arrested two people from a hotel in Hyderabad after seizing 50 kgs of Ephedrine worth Rs 5 crore from their possession.
Based on specific intelligence, officers of DRI (Hyderabad Zonal Unit) yesterday conducted searches in a hotel at Auto Nagar and recovered the substance packed in two cartons.
The substance, in the form of white crystalline powder, tested positive for Ephedrine by the field drug test kit, Additional Director General M K Singh said in a release on Thursday.
A total quantity of 50 kgs of Ephedrine, worth Rs 5 crore in international market, has been recovered and seized under NDPS Act, he said.
"Two persons, in whose possession the substance was found, were apprehended and questioned. The duo informed that the substance was given to them by one person near the hotel and was to be taken to Chennai by them. Both of them were arrested and remanded to judicial custody," Singh said.
Further investigation in the case is in progress.