- Containers from three countries will not be handled
- Adani Ports clarified his position
- The change will take effect on November 15.
On September 16, DRI officials seized three tons of heroin from the Adani-controlled port of Mundra in Gujarat. A container full of narcotics was reportedly smuggled from Afghanistan through the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas under the guise of talc. According to tax officials, more than Rs 20 billion worth of drugs were seized.
On Monday, the company announced that it would no longer handle imported containers from the three countries. The ports of Adani and the Special Economic Zone said the new change would take effect from November 15. This will apply to the ten ports operated by the company in India.
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The heroin seizure of the DRI port of Mundra last month is reported to have been one of the largest drug raids in world history. The drugs were seized from two containers labeled semi-finished talcum stones during a special operation conducted by DRI. The heroin, which was produced in Afghanistan, is believed to have been shipped off the coast of Gujarat in containers at an Iranian port. The DRI has arrested several people, including a couple, in connection with the incident.
Ashi Trading Company has been found to have imported fake heroin called talc. The company is named after M Sudhakar and G Durga Poorna Vaishali. They were arrested in Chennai and taken to Mundra. The court placed the two in DRI custody for 10 days. The case has been referred to the National Investigation Agency for further investigation.
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However, Adani Ports has denied any involvement in the incident. The company had previously issued a statement condemning the incident. The company said that under the Central Government Law, customs and DRI can open, inspect and confiscate illegally brought goods. At the same time, port operators cannot open and inspect cargo brought in in containers. Adani Ports said in a statement that his job was only to manage the port.
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