Mumbai : Heroin worth Rs 2000 crores seized by DRI, biggest action in last 10 years so far
Mumbai : Taking a major action, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) of Mumbai has seized 293.81 kg of heroin. DRI has seized 293.81 kg of heroin drugs from Nhava Sheva Port. The price of these drugs in the international market is about two thousand crores. It is believed that this is the biggest seize in the last 10 years.
The DRI had received information that a consignment by a company based in Tarn Taran in Punjab has been brought from Chabahar Port in Iran to Mumbai. When the DRI examined 2 containers, 6 sacks were found in these containers in which white cream colored powder appeared and when drug testing of that powder was done, it was found that it is heroin.
In this case Prabhjit Singh, the owner of an importing company named Sandhu Exports based in Tarn Taran, has been arrested. Two of its other associates have been arrested from Madhya Pradesh and the matter is being investigated. This is the biggest drug seizure by the DRI in the last few years.
Heroin is the most smuggled drug in India. It is followed by cannabis and cocaine. The banned substance was being brought through JNPT in the form of gypsum stone and talcum powder when the authorities confiscated it. The Import Export Code (IEC) was in Singh’s name and the consignment was for Punjab. Sources said Singh has been importing gypsum stone and talcum powder through JNPT for the past one year.
Last year, the DRI had seized 191 kg of heroin, which was being imported as an Ayurvedic herb. The Special Task Force of the Punjab Police also seized 194 kg of heroin and other banned materials from a rented house in Amritsar district and arrested six people, including an Afghan national and a woman.