Mundra: Officials of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized nearly 3,000 kg of heroin, approximately worth a whopping Rs 9,000 crore in the international market, said sources. The agency had seized two containers of heroin last week. However, it was only when the second container was opened that they realized the actual worth of the consignment.
As per case details, the containers had reached Adani port and had been intercepted by Gandhidham DRI officials.
Earlier it was believed that the worth of the drugs was around Rs 2,000 crore. However, after looking at the content of the second container, they believe that the worth of the entire consignment of 2,988.22 kg of heroin, would be nearly Rs 9,000 crore in the international market, according to DRI officials.
Currently, the procedure had begun to deposit the consignment in the strong room of Kandla Customs department.
Investigation has revealed that the consignment was headed to Vijaywada. It had been loaded from Abbas port in Iran. It has also emerged that the seized drug is from Afghanistan.
DRI Gandhidham, Mandvi, Chennai and Delhi have started investigation in the matter.
The consignment was declared as talcum powder in India. It is said to have been ordered by Ashi trading firm in Vijaywada in Andhra Pradesh and dispatched by Hasan Hussain Limited in Afghanistan.
The DRI and Customs department have been involved in this operation for past five days.
Earlier in July, heroin worth a few thousand crores had been found in Delhi. Police had arrested four accused in the case. Three of them were from Haryana. In past two years, several packets of drugs have been found in Sir Creek area by BSF officials who have reportedly found them to be coming from Pakistan.
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