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Maharashtra cops seize drugs worth Rs 363 crore from Dubai container

Maharashtra cops seize drugs worth Rs 363 crore from Dubai container

NAVI MUMBAI: Around 73kg heroin worth around Rs 363 crore was recovered from inside the steel frame of a shipping container from the freight station of a logistics firm at Ajivali village in Panvel taluka on Thursday.

The container had been shipped from Dubai and landed at

Nhava Sheva

port some six-seven months ago. The Navi Mumbai crime branch made the seizure after raiding the container station on a tip-off. “An FIR has been registered under the NDPS Act against all those who facilitated the export and import of the consignment,” said police commissioner

Bipin Kumar

Singh.

Singh had received intelligence from Punjab police that a suspicious container was lying unclaimed at Ajivali, said DCP (crime)

Suresh Mengade

. “The team located the container, and it was found loaded with marble tiles. However, when we cut open the metal door and side frames, we found 168 packets of powder suspected to be narcotics,” said

Mengade

.

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