Mumbai: In a joint operation, the Customs and Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized 191 kg of heroin worth Rs 1000 crore in Navi Mumbai on Saturday night. The drug was smuggled from Afghanistan via Iran.
In which is being said as the one of Mumbai’s biggest narcotic hauls, the heroine was seized at the Nhava Sheva port. The drug was smuggled from Afghanistan, world’s leading illicit opium maker, via Iran.
The smugglers had concealed the drug in plastic pipes painted to look like bamboo and declared it as Ayurvedic medicines. Two customs house agents, who had documented the import, have been arrested.
The accused were produced in the court and they have been remanded in custody for 14 days, and further investigation is underway. It is learnt that four more persons, including an importer and a financier from Delhi, have been picked up and may be brought to Mumbai today.
A DRI officer said, ‘191 kg of drugs, worth ₹ 1,000 crores, seized at Nhava Sheva port of Navi Mumbai in a joint operation with customs. Transported inside pipes, drugs were brought through Afghanistan. Court has sent the two accused to 14 days police custody.’