On 16 September 2021, a consignment of drugs amounting to about 3 thousand kg was caught by the DRI (Directorate of Revenue Intelligence) and Customs team at Mundra Port of Adani Group. This is the largest consignment caught not only in the country, but in the world. The investigation in this case has intensified after the order of a special court in Gujarat. In this sequence, now the Home Ministry has said that the investigation of the drugs case caught at Gujarat Mudra Port has now been handed over to the NIA.
NIA registered FIR
An NIA official said that according to an order of the Ministry of Home Affairs issued on Wednesday, October 6, the IPC, NDPS Act and others were booked under the IPC, NDPS Act and others in the case of 3,000 kg of drugs caught in Gujarat, against accused Machavaram Sudhakaran, Durga PV Govindraj, Rajkumar P and others. An FIR has been registered under sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
Drugs were seized at Mudra Port of Adani Group
Let us inform you that 2,988.21 kg of drugs were caught at the Mudra Port which is under the Adani Port. Adani Port is run by industrialist Gautam Adani, considered close to the Modi government. Investigation revealed that the drugs were sent from Iran’s Bandar Abbas Port.
Drugs were found from two containers
The container allegedly carrying the drugs was imported from a trading company based in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. This company had told that there was talcum powder in the container. But during checking, the Gandhinagar forensic team found out the truth and seized 199.57 kg from the first container and 988.64 kg of heroin from the second container. Let us tell you that Hassan Limited based in Kandahar, Afghanistan had exported both these containers.
After this case, the Adani group had said in its defense that the port operators do not have the freedom to search. Adani also said that only government authorities, including the DRI, are allowed to open, investigate and seize illegal cargo.
Congress had set the mark
NCB raided a cruise going from Mumbai to Goa on Sunday, October 2, 7 people including Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood seventy Shahrukh Khan were detained for allegedly consuming drugs at a rave party. . In addition, 13 grams of cocaine were confiscated. After which the Congress unit of Maharashtra raised doubts that the raids at the rave party on the cruise were done to suppress the drugs seized at the Mudra port.
Maharashtra Congress spokesperson Atul Londhe said, “It will be good if the government stops drug smuggling and their consumption in the state. We welcome it.” At the same time, he said, “It should also be noted that there has been no action or discussion on the seizure of narcotics worth Rs 21,000 crore at Mundra Port in Gujarat. There is room for doubt whether Such raids are being conducted to divert attention from last month’s seizure.