Nearly three tonnes of heroin with a road worth of over Rs 19,000 crore from Afghanistan have been seized from a port in Gujarat in a significant bust, officers mentioned Monday.
Two males had been arrested after the heroin, which was stored in two containers marked as carrying talc, was discovered by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) at Mundra Port in Gujarat, the federal government company mentioned.
The consignment — with one container carrying almost 2,000 kg of heroin and one other holding almost 1,000 kg — originated from Afghanistan and was shipped from a port in Iran to Gujarat, the DRI mentioned.
“Searches have been conducted in Ahmedabad, Delhi, Chennai, Gandhidham and Mandvi in Gujarat,” the company mentioned in an announcement.
It added that the cargo was estimated to be price over Rs 19,900 crore.
The investigation additionally allegedly uncovered the involvement of Afghan nationals, the DRI mentioned, though nobody else has been arrested up to now.
Afghanistan is the world’s greatest producer of heroin, supplying between 80-90 per cent of worldwide output.
Heroin manufacturing has boomed in Afghanistan in recent times, serving to fund the Taliban which returned to energy in August.