Navi Mumbai: Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) unit of Mumbai seized 191 kilos of Heroin from a container at the Nhava-Sheva Port in Navi Mumbai. This Heroin costs about 1000 crores in the international market. The seized Heroin was brought in India via Afghanistan, and as per the information, its nexus is linked to an overseas gang. Moreover, the officials said to have arrested two people regarding the matter.
The drug was seized in action after the DRI received information. It was being said that this container in the Nhava-Sheva port contained Jeshthamadh (liquorice). Besides, the Heroin stock was tactfully concealed in a pipe. This is considered to be a huge action of drug seizure among the ones taken in the recent past. Last year, on 19 July, 130 kgs of drugs were seized from Nhava-Sheva.
Moreover, the DRI has expressed the possibility of a smuggler gang being involved in the matter. The drug was imported via some company. Besides, the company’s link with this gang will also be investigated. Also, the two persons involved with the signing of documents regarding this import have been arrested, informed the officers.
Furthermore, it is also being invested whether these smugglers are connected to terror funding. It has been exposed several times in the past that the money from drug-smuggling is used to aid the terror-outfits.