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24 kg of heroin concealed in oil cans imported from Afghanistan found in Mumbai, three held

24 kg of heroin hid in oil cans imported from Afghanistan present in Mumbai, three held | Information

Mumbai: The Directorate of Income Intelligence (DRI) has recovered 25.45 kg of heroin from a container at Nhava Sheva Port in Navi Mumbai and arrested three individuals, the company knowledgeable on Saturday. As within the case of practically 3,000 kg of heroin seized at Mundra Port in Gujarat final month, this consignment too had originated in Afghanistan, the DRI assertion stated in an announcement.
The DRI Mumbai Zonal Unit had acquired a selected intelligence that contraband had been smuggled in cans of sesame seed oil and mustard oil. In all probability the primary time heroin was discovered hid in oil cans because it makes practically not possible to detect the drug throughout ordinary examination, the assertion learn.
The DRI officers examined the container at Nhava Sheva Port and located off-white materials hid on the backside of 5 cans of mustard oil. Upon additional examination, 25.45 kg of heroin was recovered, the assertion stated.
The DRI stated, the container arrived by way of Chabahar port in Iran, it was imported from Kandahar within the title of an importer agency with deal with from South Mumbai. 
Throughout interrogation, the importer – who had lived in Iran for lengthy, revealed particulars about his Afghanistan connections, the DRI stated. The particular person was arrest underneath the Narcotic Medicine and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.
His questioning led to the arrest two extra individuals from Delhi for his or her alleged concerned in `Hawala’ transactions for easy import of the consignment, the DRI assertion stated.
Earlier, the DRI had seized 294 kg of heroin in July at Nhava Sheva Port. The consignment had originated in Afghanistan and was shipped by an Iranian port.
Dwell TV

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