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Congress attacked the government on the seizure of heroin, asked why the Gujarat coast was the preferred route for drug smuggling?

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The Congress on Tuesday attacked the Center over the seizure of around 3,000 kg of heroin worth around Rs 15,000 crore at the Mundra port in Gujarat. On the seizure of heroin, the Congress targeted the Center and asked how such a drug syndicate was running under the nose of the government and the Narcotics Control Bureau.

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized 2,988.21 kg of heroin worth Rs 15,000 crore from two containers at the Mundra port in Gujarat’s Kutch district and later arrested a couple running an import firm from Chennai. Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera also asked the government why the post of full-time head of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) is lying vacant for 18 months. Kheda said that why are Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah, who is from Gujarat, unable to break this drug syndicate?

He alleged that there has been a significant increase in drug trafficking in India in the last few months and it has been going on for the last few years. Talking to the media at the party headquarters on Tuesday, Pawan Khera said that not only can it destroy the present and future of India’s youth, but it is also a potential funding route for financing terrorist organizations globally. Kheda claimed that the seizure of around three tonnes of heroin from Mundra Port is one of the largest illegal drugs not only in India but in the world.

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Kheda claimed that the value of the seized drugs is Rs 21,000 crore in the international market. The Congress has questioned the government that how such a huge quantity of drugs reached the port, what was the government and the Narcotics Control Bureau doing? Kheda claimed that in the last few years, the Gujarat coast has become the most preferred route for smuggling of narcotics into India from Pakistan, Iran or Afghanistan. Kheda also raised many questions from the government regarding the seizure of drugs. Khera asked whether 10 consignments of drugs were being let go and one was being nabbed so that people could know that the agencies were working.

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