2988 Kilo Mundra Port Drug Case: NIA Seizes Digital Appliances And Documents In Raids Across Country

| Updated: August 25, 2022 3:01 pm

NIA seized objectionable documents and digital appliances during raids on several locations including Delhi after 2988 kg of heroin was captured from Mundra port in October 2021. The Mundra Drug case was handed over to NIA soon as the monetary value of the captured drugs was found to be worth more than Rs. 21000 crores in the International market.

Apart from Delhi, the raids were conducted at 10 places which included Kolkata, Punjab, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat.

Digital appliances were captured from the Playboy club at Samrat Hotel in Delhi. NIA team visited Pandesara in Surat also when the name of a Punjabi man appeared on the container bill. The man is running a bank loan recovery agency.

The drug supply through Mundra port came to notice when DRI held two containers on 13th September 2021. It was found that heroin was stored alongside talk stones in jumbo bags. DRI had arrested a couple by the name of M Sudhakar and Durga Vaishali. Their firm Aashi trading from Vijaywada had imported the talk consignment.

It is also revealed in the course of the investigation that, the Afghan drug mafia Husain Shah had visited India twice on a Pakistani visa. It was found that amount to the tune of Rs. 76.5 crores had been sent abroad from India to fund terrorist activities through hawala transactions.

NIA could establish that Afghan nationals Abdul Hamid, Najibullah and Abdul Salam had sent Rs. 2.48, Rs. 0.06 and Rs. 74.04 crores to the bank accounts of Hasan Husain limited. Abhay Pratap Singh from Up and Kishan Prajapati from Chandi Chowk, Delhi too had made transactions of Rs. 80 lacs with Afghan banks.

More shocking revelations were that prior o catching hold of the present consignment, a 24000-kilo consignment using the same modus operandi had successfully made its way through the port earlier. Despite NCTS ( National Container Tracking System), having red flagged the cargo when it started from Port abbas, Iran, the consignment could pass through the port security. There were big consignments like this earlier in 2020 and 2021 also, it was revealed.

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