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.”
If fully documented I can consider a PIL. Swamy
— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) September 21, 2021
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.
The heroin caught at Mundra port surely doesn't belong to Adani. If it was his, it would still be 'talcum powder.'
— Punster™ (@Pun_Starr) September 21, 2021
59 grams of weed got Rhea jailed with NCB, ED, IT, CBI & Media behind her.
BJP's Pamela Goswami was caught with 100 grams of Cocaine. But there was no NCB, ED, CBI case!
Now, 3000 kg of Heroin worth ₹21,000 crores seized at Adani's Mundra Port.
Where is NCB, ED, CBI & Media?!
— Srivatsa (@srivatsayb) September 21, 2021
निजीकरण का खुलकर विरोध करिये अन्यथा जिस तरह आज अडानी ग्रुप के बंदरगाह पर 9000 करोड़ की Drugs पकड़ी गई है, आगे भी देश में जहर फैलाने का बिज़नेस किया जायेगा। #StopPrivatization
— Hansraj Meena (@HansrajMeena) September 21, 2021
21000 crores Heroin seized from private port of PM Modi's friend Gautam Adani.
Is this the real anti-national activities? That too with the support of PM Modi! #StopPrivatization pic.twitter.com/SCvjHMThUa
— Hitendra हितेंद्र ہیتیندر હિતેન્દ્ર ???????? (@HitenPithadiya) September 21, 2021
Godi Media run endless debates, Now that 3000kg Cocaine seized from Adani port in Gujarat !
Godi media right now ..???????? pic.twitter.com/rXw3dsUT2K
— Thanos pandit ™ (@Thanos_pandith) September 21, 2021
3000 Kg of heroin, which value of over ₹19,000 crore seized from Mundra port in Gujarat.
Le Mundra port owner Adani:- pic.twitter.com/25owh5YFBw
— Dr Aak Thu (@Aak__Thu) September 21, 2021
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.