In what is described as India’s biggest drug haul, the
Delhi Police has seized a container with approximately 22 tons of licorice
coated with heroin valued at Rs 1,725 crore at Nava Sheva Port, Mumbai.
According to the Special Cell of the police, which
conducted the operation, this was one of the biggest seizures of heroin.
“The value of
heroin seized was approximately Rs 1,725 crore. The container was
transported to Delhi. This seizure indicates how narco-terror is impacting our
country and international players are using different methodologies to push
drugs into our country,” a spokesman of the Delhi police was quoted in the
This massive drug haul comes exactly a year after the
Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) in September last year made the
largest contraband seizure in the history of the country by seizing a
consignment of contraband weighing 3,000 kg and worth Rs 21,000 crore at Mundra
port in Gujarat.
The DRI had seized the heroin, concealed in a
consignment of semi-processed talc stone, between September 17 and September
19, 2021, at Container Freight Station of Mundra port.