Officials on Monday intercepted a huge load of heroin, which were smuggled in from Iran and was to be sold in Punjab, travelling via the Jawaharlal Nehru port in Mumbai, where it reached via the sea from Iran.
In one of the biggest recent drug bust, the officials of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), seized heroin weighing 283 kg, which is at approximately ₹ 2,000 crore in the international market.
According to the DRI, the confiscated heroin was concealed in two containers with talcum stones.
Prabhjit Singh, a supplier, from Punjab’s Taran Tarn area has been arrested in connection with the case along with two others from Madhya Pradesh, officials said.
Last week on June 28, Customs officials at the Delhi Airport had intercepted two South African nationals with heroin worth ₹ 126 crore in their possession. In the last six months, Customs officers at the Delhi International Airport have seized heroin worth over ₹ 600 crore, officials said on Monday.
In August last year, the Mumbai Customs and DRI had seized 191 kg of heroin worth around ₹ 1,000 crore which was believed to have originated from Afghanistan, from a cargo container at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, officials said.