NEW DELHI: In a bid to crack the Mundra Port drug recovery case, the National Investigation Agency (NIA), on Tuesday, carried out searches at five locations in the National Capital Region (NCR). 2,988.21 kg of heroin was seized at Mundra Port in Gujarat in September this year.
The searches are being carried out at five locations in Delhi and Noida.
The case is said to involve foreign nationals in the procurement and delivery of the consignment.
The fresh searches come just three days after the agency carried out searches in Chennai, Coimbatore, Vijaywada premises of accused/suspects involved in the import of semi processed Talc stones with contraband on October 9. TRF Terror Conspiracy Case: NIA Conducts Extensive Searches At 16 Locations Across J&K
According to the NIA, the narcotics drugs were found concealed in import consignment of ‘Semi-processed Talc stones’ originating from Afghanistan, which arrived from Bandar Abbas Port in Iran.
Earlier this month, the Union Home Ministry handed over the case to NIA from the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) following which a criminal complaint under sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act and the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) was registered.
NIA takes over case of seizure of 2988.21 kgs of narcotics at Mundra Port, Gujarat pic.twitter.com/omr6xe3jaR
— NIA India (@NIA_India) October 6, 2021
Raids were carried out by the NIA soon after filing the case too.
The case relates to the seizure of 2,988.21 kg of narcotic substance (heroin) at Mundra port, Gujarat disguised as consignment of ‘semi-processed talc stones’ originating from Afghanistan which had arrives from Bandar Abbas Port, Iran, said a NIA press release.
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