Taliban Linked Heroin Seized At India’s Mundra Port Are Worth A Whopping $2.7 Billion

As reported by marinemonks on 17th September, India’s Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized two shipping containers that were headed from Afghanistan to India’s largest port, Mundra on Wednesday, 15th September. After investigating the samples of ‘talcum powder’ aboard the containers, DRI confirmed the presence of heroin in them.

Taliban Linked Heroin Seized At India's Mundra Port Are Worth A Whopping $2.7 Billion
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The latest developments in the case have revealed the quantity of heroin to be approximately three tonnes, worth about a whopping $2.7 billion (200 billion Indian rupee). This makes it one of the biggest drug hauls in the history of the Indian subcontinent.

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Furthermore, two people have been successfully arrested in connection to the illegal drug trafficking, from Gujarat, India, while investigations are underway.

Although the shipment has arrived from Iran, there is solid proof as per the sources that the substances’ origins were in Afghanistan. Sources also mentioned that had the consignment not been investigated, it would have been made for a company by the name of Aashi Trading Company in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. 

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