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Mundra port drugs seizure | NIA conducts searches in NCR

A view of the container terminal at Mundra Port in Kutch.   | Photo Credit: REUTERS

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday conducted searches at five locations in Delhi and Noida in connection with the 3,000 kg heroin seizure at the Mundra Port in Gujarat.

The agency searched residential premises and godowns in Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar, Alipur, Khera Kalan and Noida.

Last week, the NIA had carried out searches on the premises of the accused persons and suspects in Chennai, Coimbatore and Vijayawada, who were involved in smuggling the contraband under the guise of importing semi-processed talc stones from Afghanistan’s Kandahar via Bandar Abbas Port in Iran.

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) had earlier seized the consignment and arrested 10 persons, including six Afghan nationals and an Uzbek national. The Ministry of Home Affairs then transferred the case to the NIA.


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