Gujarat ATS Arrests Accused Dealer In Mundra Port Drug Haul

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Gujarat ATS Arrests Accused Dealer In Mundra Port Drug Haul

| Updated: July 18, 2022 19:23

Gujarat ATS (Anti-Terrorist Squad) arrested an individual from Punjab in a drug seizure case from Mundra Port in Kutch. Earlier, the ATS confiscated drugs worth ₹376 crores. According to Special Public Prosecutor Kalpesh Goswami, the ATS presented Deepak Kinger before the Special Court Judge Chirag Shah. Then, the bench ordered them to keep him in custody until July 27.

ATS sought a 14-day remand for Kinger from the court. However, the court has reduced it to ten days. On July 12, the ATS seized 70 kg of heroin from Mundra Port, Kutch. According to the sources, the drugs seized were from UAE and peddlers in Punjab would’ve received them.

Gujarat ATS took this action based on the instructions of the Punjab police. The shipping container reached the port two and a half months ago, hidden with cargo. As per the investigation agency, they recovered heroin powder from 64 fabric rolls kept in the container.

According to Goswami, Kinger allegedly imported fabric rolls and kept the contraband in his belt to avoid detention by authorities. The drug dealers wrapped the cloth around a long cylindrical pipe made of cardboard. Then, they placed a dark plastic pipe over the cardboard pipe to create a cavity. They kept the heroin in this cavity and sealed it tightly using carbon tape.

It is noteworthy that the drug dealers hid the narcotics that even the X-ray machine could not recognise. A UAE-based unit dispatched the container. Later, a West Bengal-based service received it through the Gandhidham office in Kutch.

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