130 kg heroin seized from container in Navi Mumbai
About 130 kg heroin was seized from a container in Navi Mumbai by the Delhi Police following which two men, including an Afghan national were arrested.
New Delhi: About 130 kg heroin was seized from a container in Navi Mumbai by the Delhi Police following which two men, including an Afghan national were arrested, police said.
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Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Manishi Chandra said around 260 jute bags containing 130 kg of soaked and dried Afghan heroin were seized from the container.
Delhi Police Special Cell in an ongoing operation has seized over 260 jute bags containing 130 kilograms of soaked and dried Afghan Heroin from a container in Navi Mumbai. Total recoveries in ongoing operation has exceeded 330kg worth approx Rs 1,320 Crores; Two people arrested. pic.twitter.com/ZfbZCQFALG— ANI (@ANI) July 26, 2019
The drug was transported as a basil seed consignment. It originated from Islam Qila in Afghanistan's Herat and took the sea-route to Mumbai via Bandar Abbas in Iran, he said.
Two people, including an Afghan national, were arrested in connection with the case, the official said.
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Earlier, seven people, including four Afghan nationals, were arrested and 200 kg of heroin were recovered from their possession, police said.
Total 330 kg of heroin worth around Rs 1,320 crore has been seized by the Delhi police so far, they said, adding that further details are awaited.(PTI)