Heroin price Rs 1,000 crore camouflaged as ‘ayurvedic’ drugs seized in Mumbai

Mumbai, August 10

In one of many greatest narcotics haul in Mumbai, the Mumbai Customs and Department of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) have seized 191 kg of heroin price round Rs 1,000 crore from a cargo container at Nhava Sheva Port Trust, officers stated right here on Monday.

The seizure of the medication, being declared as ‘ayurvedic medicine’—believed to have originated from Afghanistan—was made late on Saturday.

Two customs clearing home brokers who tried to get it cleared by way of the customs have been arrested and despatched to police custody for 14 days.

The narcotic, said to be of high-grade high quality, was hid in plastic pipes painted in bamboo color and sought to be handed off as a conventional widespread drugs, stated the officers.

Further probe is underway into the supply of the availability, the modus operandi and whether or not the identical has been tried earlier than to evade the assorted enforcement businesses. — IANS 


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