Subramanian Swamy offers to move court after 3,000 kg heroin seized from Adani’s Mundra port; Gujarat’s industrialist dominates social media conversations

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BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy has offered to file a PIL after 3,000 kgs of heroin was seized from Adani Group’s Mundra port in Gujarat. The seizure by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence is believed to be one of the largest in the world. The heroin, whose price in global market is believed to be worth Rs 21,000 crore, was hidden in two containers.

Reacting to a tweet on the seizure by the DRI, Swamy said, “If fully documented I can consider a PIL.”

According to The Hindu, the breakthrough came after the agency was alerted about one Vijayawada-based Aashi Trading Company importing semi-processed Talc stones. These stones originated from Afghanistan but were shipped from Bandar Abbas Port in Iran to Mundra Port.

The DRI officials discovered 1,999.58 kg from the first container and another 988.64 kg from the second container, taking the total to about 2,988.22 kgs.

Two Afghan nationals were arrested while authorities have also conducted raids in Delhi, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Gandhidham and Mandvi in Gujarat.

The topic dominated social media conversations as Twitterati targeted the Adani Group for the seizure of heroin from its port in Gujarat.

Mundra airport is operated by the Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited (APSEZ) of Gautam Adani, who’s a known friend of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Adani Group’s website say that Adani Ports is ‘the largest commercial ports operator in India accounting for nearly one-fourth of the cargo movement in the country.’ “Its presence across 13 domestic ports in seven maritime states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Odisha presents the most widespread national footprint with deepened hinterland connectivity. The port facilities are equipped with the latest cargo-handling infrastructure which is not only best-in-class, but also capable of handling the largest vessels calling at Indian shores. Our ports are equipped to handle diverse cargos, from dry cargo, liquid cargo, crude to containers,” the website adds.