The Directorate of Income Intelligence`s (DRI) Mumbai unit has seized a consignment of 25 kg heroin hid in a consignment of groundnut oil on the Nhava Port Belief in Navi Mumbai, and arrested one individual, officers mentioned on Friday.
Following a tipoff, the DRI sleuths swooped on the port on October 4 and detected the large narcotics contraband, valued at Rs 125 crore, amongst containers of a cooking oil container arriving from Iran and at the moment are probing the potential of an even bigger drug smuggling racket with worldwide ramifications for India and different nations.
Additional investigations led the DRI to businessman Sandeep Thakker in south Mumbai who admitted that he had given his IMPEX Code to a buddy, Jayesh Sanghvi in return for a fee of Rs 10,000 on each import order from Iran.
Thakkar claimed that since he had been doing enterprise with Sanghvi since over a decade, he trusted him and shared the IMPEX Code, however he had no data that the latter was allegedly indulging in narcotics smuggling.
Following Thakkar`s assertion, the DRI nabbed Sanghvi on Wednesday, and charged him beneath related sections of the NDPS Act. He was remanded to DRI custody until October 11, and his previous import data are being probed.
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