DRI seizes cocaine worth over ₹502 crore

New Delhi: Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized cocaine The probe company stated in an announcement on Saturday that imports worth Rs 502 crore are being comprised of South Africa.

Based on particular intelligence developed by the DRI Mumbai zonal unit, a container carrying pears and inexperienced apples being imported from South Africa was intercepted on the Nhava Sheva port on 6 October.

Inspection revealed that numerous top quality cocaine and bricks weighing about 1 kg have been hidden contained in the containers of inexperienced apples. A complete of fifty bricks whose weight is greater than 50 kg and whose worth is The DRI stated that through the investigation, Rs 502 crore was recovered from the unlawful market.

This cocaine was being imported within the identify of the identical importer who was earlier arrested by the DRI in Vashi in a case which concerned the seizure of medicine from a consignment of oranges coming from South Africa. The DRI stated this is likely one of the largest seizures of cocaine in latest instances in an tried smuggling via sea containers.

The importer has been arrested beneath the provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985. This is a part of a sequence of bigger drug seizures starting from 198 kg of methamphetamine and 9 kg of cocaine to 198 kg by the DRI, Mumbai zonal unit. The heroine of 16 kg within the final 10 days, stated DRI.

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