The Adani Group has congratulated government agencies for seizing a large consignment of drugs at the Mundra Port in Gujarat's Kutch district. It has also urged against any false reports regarding the incident.
New Delhi: The Adani Group has congratulated the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) and Customs department for seizing a huge container of heroin at the DP World Terminal at the Mundra Port recently.
The contraband haul, which was loaded in two containers allegedly from Afghanistan, was seized on September 17 at the Mundra Port in Gujarat's Kutch district.
One of the largest drug hauls seized in India, the consignment contained 2,988.21 kilograms of heroin valued at ₹15,000 crore. The DRi had subsequently arrested a couple that runs an import firm from Chennai.
"A joint operation by the DRI and Customs unearthed a large cache of contraband heroin from two containers from Afghanistan that had arrived at the DP World Terminal at Mundra Port. We thank and congratulate the DRI and Customs teams for seizing the illegal drugs and apprehending the accused," the
Adani Group said in a statement.
"The law empowers the Government of India’s competent authorities such as the Customs and the DRI to open, examine and seize unlawful cargo. No port operator across the country can examine a container. Their role is limited to running the port," the statement added.
The Adani Group, which operates the Mundra Port, also urged against the spread of false reports and rumours on social media regarding the incident.
"We sincerely hope that this statement will put to rest the motivated, malicious and false propaganda being run on social media against the Adani Group. APSEZ is a port operator providing services to shipping lines. We have no policing authority over the containers or the millions of tonnes of cargo that pass through the terminals in Mundra or any of our ports," the statement said.