Monday, 18 October 2021

After the Drug case on Mundra port Adani says no to export and import from Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan

After the Drug case on Mundra port Adani says no to export and import Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan

On Monday, The Adani Group said its ports and logistics arm would not handle the export and import of cargo originating from Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan from 15th November.

In a statement, Adani Ports & Logistics said,

"Adani Ports and Sez will not handle EXIM containerised cargo originating from Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan at all its terminals from 15th November."

The move came after the massive drug haul from the Adani Group-run Mundra port in Gujarat's Kutch district a month.

On the night of September 14-15, officials of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized nearly 3,000kg of Afghan heroin mixed with talcum powder worth ₹21,000 crores from the port, feeding a drug network extending all over India, including New Delhi and Noida.

Officials said the consignment had originated from Afghanistan and arrived from Bandar Abbas Port in Iran.

According to reports, the seized heroin per kilogram's estimated value is about ₹5-7 crore in the international market.

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Days later, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) took over the case as there were "clear international narco-terrorism linkages." Last Saturday, the NIA conducted searches at various locations in different states connected to the drug haul. An official said various incriminating documents, articles, and other items were seizing during the raids.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has also begun a money-laundering investigation into the seizure.

Last week, National Investigation Agency (NIA) took over the case inquiry relating to the capture of 2988.21 kg of narcotics substance at Mundra Port, Gujarat, on 13th September.

The case relates to the capture disguised as a consignment of 'semi-processed talc stones' originating from Afghanistan, which had arrived from Bandar Abbas Port, Iran.

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