Along Pakistan’s maritime border, the Indian Coast Guard conducted substantial anti-drug training. On Monday, the exercise was carried out off the coast of Gujarat close to Okha and Sir Creek.
In connection with the Mundra port drug bust case, where heroin worth more than Rs 20,000 crore was recovered in September 2021, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) was conducting raids at more than 10 locations in Delhi, Gujarat, and Tamil Nadu earlier in August 2022.
A well-known nightclub in the Chanakyapuri neighbourhood of the national capital is also under surveillance. According to the reports, the raids show that the NIA may have identified the locations to which the drugs were supposed to be shipped. It is crucial to note that last year’s drug seizures weighed more than 3,000 kg and were valued at more than Rs 20,000 crore.
According to reports, a trading company with a registered office in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, transported heroin from Bandar Abbas Port in Iran to Mundra Port in Gujarat under the guise of semi-processed talc stones from Afghanistan. It was claimed that plastic pipes painted to resemble bamboo were used to convey the heroin from Mexico to Delhi before being meant for delivery to other states.