Adani Ports Takes New steps, After hauling Rs 20 Crores Of Drugs From Gujarat

Adani Port

Adani Ports announced today that the terminals they operate will stop handling cargo from Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan as of November 15. The move came after a massive drug delivery to Gujarat. "With effect from 15th November, APSEZ will not handle EXIM (Export-Import) containerised cargo originating from Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan," the group said in a statement. This notification applies to all terminals operated by APSEZ and including third party terminals at each APSEZ port until further notice, the statement said.

On September 13, about 3,000 kilograms of heroin were seized from two containers at the port of Mundra in Gujarat, which is operated by the Adani group. The shipment came from Afghanistan, one of the largest illegal opium producers.The heroine hid in huge bags of raw talcum powder. The drug was placed in the lower layers of the sachets and then covered with talcum stones to avoid detection.

The seizure - which was carried out as part of a joint action by the Directorate of Customs and Taxation - was estimated at around Rs 20 trillion, he said. It also resulted in a series of raids across the country in which eight people, including Afghan and Uzbek nationals, were arrested.After much criticism on social media over the drug seizure, the Adani group said it was not authorized to check and investigate the containers.

In a statement released shortly afterwards, the Adani group said: "No port operator across the country can examine a container. Their role is limited to running the port... 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."  

"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," the statement had added.

Sources:- ndtv

More

SPORTS

Suresh Raina names the 3 selective teams that will result in a “Big” threat for India in t20 worldcup 2021.

Suresh Raina has picked up the names of the three giants who could lead to serious trouble for the Indians during the T20 tournament. Raina has taken...

India v England canceled Manchester's fifth test, postponed to July 2022 in Edgbaston

The fifth test match between India and England in Manchester, which has been postponed indefinitely, is now set to take place in July 2022, the Englan...

States & UTs

Around 700 people have been detected ahead of Amit Shah’s visit.

Srinagar: due to the result of the Post-Civilian killings and in the days running up regarding the visit of Union Minister Amit Shah in Srinagar durin...

Samir Wankhede to take legal action against Nawab Malik, on extortion allegations

Mumbai: NCB officer was asked whether he would take any legal action against the NCP leader Nawab Malik. And the allegations that were made by him, th...

POLITICS

Why did the farmers' union decide to suspend Yogendra Yadav for a month?

The activist, who's a member of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha, has been requested now not to take par...

Yogi Adityanath: Umar Khalid’s father hatching conspiracy with Akhilesh

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday, 21 October, commented on a latest assembly...

ENTERTAINMENT

Mumbai: Cinema halls, auditoriums, amusement parks to reopen today

After reopening the faculties and colleges, the Maharashtra authorities are prepared to permit the c...

The court rejects the plea of Kangana Ranaut to shift the case to another judge, “Judge threatens arrest warrant.”

Mumbai: The Additional Chief Metropolitan magistrate ST Dande on Thursday rejected the request and t...

About

The Live Newz is an independent, budding and online news portal that came into existence recently. Our mission is to create and deliver the finest news for the readers. We act as a cutting-edge platform that provides the users with every update on recent happenings. We aspire to be true to the journalistic values and maintain the standard of its excellence by presenting the truth to the readers.