Customs seize 15 kilos of illegal drug

05-05-2010

Customs officers arrested a Polish national last week at Prague’s Ruzyně airport smuggling 15 kilograms of efedron, a drug similar to the Czech-made methamphetamine pervetin. A customs spokesperson revealed the news on Wednesday, saying it was the first arrest of anyone carrying the drug in the Czech Republic and possibly the European Union. Cut with other substances, the seller could reportedly have made an illegal profit of up to 45 million crowns (the equivalent of around 2.2 million dollars). Efedron is a synthetic drug which was clinically tested by the Soviets in the 1960s as a possible antidepressant.