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In September this year, the Special Cell of Delhi Police nabbed one of the biggest hauls of heroin from Mumbai. The heroin, which was coated with licorice, and in a massive container, amounted to around 345 kilograms (kg), valued at Rs 1,725 crore.

Between April 2021 and May this year, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence is reported to have seized 3,800 kg of heroin, worth around Rs 26,000 crore.

The last big haul was in July 2021, from the NhavaSheva port of 239 kg of heroin, worth Rs 1,625 crore. Sanjay Kumar Singh, deputy director-general (operations) at the Narcotics Control Bureau, says

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First Published: Oct 23 2022 | 8:29 PM IST

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