In a significant drug bust, authorities seized cocaine valued at ₹220 crore from a cargo ship in Odisha’s Jagatsinghpur district. The narcotics were discovered in 22 suspicious packets during a search prompted by intelligence inputs.
Undercover Operation Unveils Massive Drug Haul
Customs officials, acting on intelligence, conducted a midnight search on the cargo ship arriving from Egypt via Indonesia. The examination revealed 22 packets containing cocaine with an estimated international market value ranging from ₹200 crore to ₹220 crore. While no arrests have been made, the ship’s Vietnamese crew members have been detained for further investigation.
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Source: CNBC TV18