DRI seizes drugs worth Rs 39.5 Cr, two held

New Delhi Oct 18 (Agency) Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized drugs worth Rs 39.5 crore at Mumbai Airport and arrested two persons in connection with the crime, an official statement said on Tuesday. ”Based on intelligence developed, the officers of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Mumbai Zonal Unit, intercepted two USA-origin courier consignments imported at Courier Terminal in Air Cargo Complex, Mumbai. The examination resulted in the seizure of 86.5 Kg of high-quality hydroponic weed concealed in the consignments.

The consignments were mis-declared as ‘Outdoor Concrete Firepit’ and were destined for Bhiwandi, Maharashtra,” the statement said. The seizure was a result of multi- agency coordination with stakeholders, it said. Further investigation and follow-up searches carried out at the related addresses of a warehouse and office premises linked to the importer resulted in the arrest of two Indian nationals from Mumbai, Maharashtra, the statement said.