Ahmedabad: In yet another incident of huge drug burst, Gujarat’s Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) has seized around 70 kg of heroin, estimated to be worth Rs 350 crore, from a container near Mundra port in Kutch district. It was told that the search operation is still going on, so the quantity and price of the seized material may increase.
According to the official, based on a specific input, the ATS searched a shipping container, which had come from another country sometime back and was kept at a freight supply center outside the port. He said that the ATS recovered about 70 kg heroin from the container.
Huge consignment of heroin seized in Gujarat
Various state and central government agencies including ATS and Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) have seized narcotics worth crores of rupees from containers arriving at Gujarat ports from other countries in recent days. The DRI had in September last year seized around 3,000 kg of heroin from two containers at the Mundra port, which is believed to have come from Afghanistan and was worth around Rs 21,000 crore in global markets.
56 kg of cocaine seized in May
In May this year, the DRI had seized 56 kg of cocaine from a container near the Mundra port, valued at around Rs 500 crore. At the same time, in April, the DRI had seized 205.6 kg of heroin worth about Rs 1,439 crore from a container near Kandla port in Kutch. Around this, Gujarat ATS and DRI carried out a joint operation and recovered about 90 kg heroin worth Rs 450 crore from a shipping container which had reached Pipavav port in Amreli district from Iran.