It’s suspected that heroin is sourced from Afghanistan and destined to Australia and different western nations through Mozambique, Johannesburg, Doha, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and New Delhi. In all of the three instances booked in Hyderabad, mules from African nations travelled from Johannesburg.
“Excessive-quality heroin, a trademark of Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, is being smuggled to Mozambique. From there, it goes to Johannesburg, Doha after which to Indian cities, and is additional destined to Australia and different nations. They (smugglers) are avoiding South Africans and utilizing different African nationals to keep away from companies in Johannesburg. Whereas the Taliban is the supply, the operation is completed by African drug cartels. What’s caught on the airports might be the tip of the iceberg. Seaports are the actual concern,” a senior DRI official instructed TOI.
The official additional added: “Drug traffickers are utilizing circuitous routes to achieve Australia, the US and Europe from Afghanistan. Drug consignment reaches Pakistan’s southwest coast from Afghanistan and is taken on small boats to the Mozambique coast. It isn’t potential to detect the motion of those boats utilizing satellite tv for pc imagery both. From Mozambique it lastly reaches Johannesburg by street.”
On July 19, a Zambian was arrested on the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport with 3.2 kg of heroin price Rs 21 crore. On June 21, DRI seized 3 kg of heroin price Rs 19.5 crore from a Tanzanian passenger arriving from Johannesburg through Doha. On June 6, 12 kg of heroin price Rs 78 crore was seized on the airport from two girls passengers from Uganda and Zambia, who have been additionally travelling from Johannesburg through Doha.