Gujarat: DRI seizes 206kg heroin from Kandla Port, importer arrested
The consignment which was imported by a Uttarakhand based firm is being currently examined by DRI
Under a joint operation conducted by Gujarat anti-terrorism squad and the directorate of revenue intelligence (DRI), one importer was arrested and 205.6kg of heroin worth Rs 1,439 crore was seized from Kandla Port in Gujarat.
The consignment which was imported by a Uttarakhand based firm is being currently examined by DRI.
It arrived at Kandla Port from Bander Abbas port in Iran. It contains 17 containers (10,318 bags) of "gypsum powder", with a gross weight of 394 MT.
During the investigation, the importer was not found at the registered address in Uttarakhand.
Accordingly, a manhunt was launched across the country to nab the importer.
DRI conducted searches at various locations across India to locate the importer, said DRI officers.
The importer was changing locations and hiding to evade identification.
However, persistent and vigorous efforts yielded results and the importer was located in a small village in Punjab.
The importer tried to resist and flee, but he was nabbed by the DRI officers," said DRI officers.