Heroin worth Rs 1,725 crore seized at Mumbai port : The Tribune India

Heroin worth Rs 1,725 crore seized at Mumbai port

Heroin worth Rs 1,725 crore seized at Mumbai port

A Special Cell officer stands guard near a container that was seized in New Delhi on Wednesday. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 21

Terming it as the country’s one of the biggest drug haul, the Delhi Police today said they had seized a container with approximately 22 tonnes of licorice coated with heroin valued at Rs 1,725 crore at Nava Sheva Port, Mumbai.

According to the Special Cell of the police, which conducted the operation, this was one of the biggest seizures of heroin.

“The value of heroin seized was approximately Rs 1,725 crore. The container was transported to Delhi. This seizure indicates how narco-terror is impacting our country and international players are using different methodologies to push drugs into our country,” said HGS Dhaliwal, Special CP.

It is to be remembered here that this massive drug haul comes exactly a year after the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) in September 2021 made the largest contraband seizure in the history of the country by catching a consignment of contraband weighing 3,000 kg and worth Rs 21,000 crore at Mundra port in Gujarat.

The DRI had seized the heroin, concealed in a consignment of semi-processed talc stone, between September 17 and September 19, 2021, at Container Freight Station of Mundra port.

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