Adani Group clarifies on 3,000 kg heroin seized at Mundra Port
Directorate of Revenue Intelligence had seized a total of 2,988.21 kg Afghan heroin from the Mundra port in the Kutch district around September 15
Adani Group has issued a clarification on the seizure of almost 3,000 kg of heroin at Mundra port in Gujarat's Kutch district. The company said that it is only the port operator and does not have the authority to check shipments arriving the port.
Following the seizure of the consignment, searches were conducted by the DRI in Ahmedabad, Delhi, Chennai, Gandhidham and Mandvi in Gujarat, following which two persons were arrested.
Involvement of some Afghan nationals is also under the scanner of the DRI, the sources said.
The importer firm, identified by official sources as Aashi Trading Company, is alleged to be run by M Sudhakar and his wife G Durga Purna Vaishali.
The couple has been arrested by the DRI from Chennai a few days back and they were later brought to Bhuj town in Kutch. On Monday, the couple were produced before a special court for NDPS cases in Bhuj that granted 10 days' custody of the two to the DRI.
Meanwhile, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has reportedly initiated a money laundering probe into the recent seizure of a record nearly 3,000 kg heroin from two containers at the Mundra port in Gujarat, official sources said on Tuesday.
The federal agency is studying the details of the case and proceeding forward under provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), they said.
The agency has also sought the complaint filed by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) while unearthing the smuggling of the narcotic.
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