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Money Laundering Probe into Seizure Of 3,000 Kg Heroin At Gujarat Port

The Enforcement Directorate has initiated a money laundering probe into the seizure of around 3,000 kg of heroin – valued at nearly ₹ 20,000 crore – from Gujarat’s Mundra Port.

Recovered Monday, the drugs were part of a shipment of talc from Afghanistan that arrived in India via Iran, according to news agency AFP.

2,000 kg were found in one container and the rest in another. The drugs were seized after physical verification of the substance. Officials said the drugs were packed into the bottom of bags, with layers of talc placed above to throw off suspicion.

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), which conducted the seizure, has so far arrested two people and carried out searches in Ahmedabad, Chennai and Delhi, according to Gujarat Special Public Prosecutor Kalpesh Goswami.

Mr Goswami said the two – a husband-wife duo of Sudhakar and Vaishali – were picked up in Chennai, produced before a special court in Gujarat last week, and sent to DRI custody for 10 days. S-NDTV

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