Drugs Smuggling From Mundra Port: The Mundra port of Gujarat has become infamous for the supply of drugs. Only a few months pass that the news of the seizure of a consignment of drugs from the Mundra port comes. This is the same port from where drugs worth 21 thousand crores were recovered. On the other hand, e-cigarettes worth crores are also confiscated from this port every day. Let us tell you in this article how many drugs and e-cigarettes have been recovered from Mundra port in the past.
21 thousand crore drugs
In September last year, drugs worth Rs 21 thousand crore were recovered from Mundra port. In this case, the NIA team has arrested 24 accused so far. NIA is also probing the terror link in this case. The role of people associated with the Taliban is also being seen in a special way. Sources in the investigating agencies say that the Taliban is ready to do anything to earn maximum money in a short time.
20 crore drugs
Drugs were brought from Afghanistan at Mundra port in Gujarat, which were sent from there to Delhi. Gujarat ATS and Delhi Police Crime Branch conducted a joint operation and recovered drugs worth about Rs 20 crore. In this case, the investigating agencies are also investigating from the narco terror angle. The investigating agency had arrested an Afghan national with heroin from Delhi’s Vasant Kunj area, whose name was said to be Wajidullah. A huge consignment of drugs was also recovered from Noida and these drugs also came from Mundra Port.
Heroin worth 376 crores
About 75.3 kg of heroin was seized from the Mundra port in Kutch district of Gujarat. Gujarat Director General of Police Ashish Bhatia said that on a close inspection of 540 bags of clothes kept in the container, heroin powder was found inside 64 of them. Let us tell you that the value of 75.3 kg heroin seized by the ATS is being told in the international market to about Rs 376.5 crore.
Foreign cigarettes worth 17 crores recovered
On May 6, the Directorate of Intelligence Revenue (DRI) arrested three people, including the managing director of a shipping company, in connection with illegal imports from Mundra Port. According to the investigating agency, filter cigarettes of foreign brands worth about Rs 17 crore were imported.
First 20 crores and now 48 crores e-cigarettes recovered
On September 18, information came that DRI teams from Surat and Ahmedabad have seized e-cigarettes worth Rs 48 crore in a joint operation. It was told that the DRI team examined two containers that reached Mundra port from China, in which e-cigarettes worth Rs 48 crore were found. At the same time, a few days ago, 85 thousand e-cigarettes were found from a container at Mundra Port, whose market value was said to be 20 crores.
‘Gujarat has become a drug hub’
Former Congress President and MP Rahul Gandhi has also targeted the government on this issue. In the past, he made a statement, “Gujarat has become a drug center and all drugs are coming out of Mundra port, but your government is not taking action here. What is the reason? Drugs are available in Mundra port every 2-3 months.” Who are destroying the future of the youth of Gujarat.”
‘Mundra port has become a hub of drug smuggling’
Senior Supreme Court advocate Prashant Bhushan also raised many questions on the government. He said, “Adani’s Mundra port in Gujarat has become perhaps the biggest drug smuggling hub in the world! In the last one year, on several occasions, drug smuggling worth more than 20 thousand crores has been caught here. Still no action? Any guesses why?”
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