Around 25 kg of heroin was seized from a container at Navi Mumbai’s Nhava Sheva Port in a raid conducted by the Mumbai Zonal Unit of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI).
The agency said a person of Indian origin residing in Iran has also been arrested by the DRI and during interrogation he admitted that the imported consignment from which the narcotic was recovered belonged to him.
According to DRI they have received specific intelligence about a consignment imported through container, which is likely to be covered under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.
DRI officials detained a container that arrived at Nhava Sheva port from Iran and searched it on 5 October.
“The import was carried out from Kandahar in the name of the importer from Kandahar, whose address was Masjid Bunder, Mumbai. It arrived in Iran through Chabahar port,” the release said.
“The goods were declared as Sesame Seed Oil and Mustard Oil in the customs documents. However, during careful examination, it was found that the contents in five cans of Mustard Oil differed,” the release said. Was.”
The release further said, “DRI officials thoroughly examined five suspicious boxes and found white colored material hidden at the bottom of those boxes. On testing with NDPS field kit, the said contents were checked for the presence of heroin. tested positive.”
A total of 24.45 kg of heroin was seized under the provisions of the NDPS Act, 1985.
The arrested accused has been sent to the custody of DRI by the judicial court.
“During the follow-up search, two more persons have been arrested from Delhi yesterday and brought to Mumbai under transit remand today,” the DRI said.
It was also stated that both the accused were involved in financial transactions for smooth import of this consignment and were remanded to DRI custody on production in the Sessions Court, Panvel.
Further investigation is being done in the matter.
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