Navi Mumbai: Directorate of Revenue Intelligence DRI yesterday recovered 198 kg high purity crystal methamphetamine and nine kg high purity Cocaine worth One thousand 476 crore rupees in Navi Mumbai. This is one of the biggest seizures of amphetamine and cocaine in the country. Based on intelligence inputs surveillance was maintained for 10 to 12 days looking for consignment of fruits being cleared from some cold storages. 

On Friday evening, the team of DRI Mumbai officers intercepted a truck in Vashi, carrying imported Oranges. On thorough checking and examination large quantity of drugs were found concealed in the cartons

carrying Valencia oranges. The truck had left the Prabhu Hira Ice and Cold Storage in Vashi with goods laden on it.

This is a new kind of modus operandi involving concealment of drugs in the boxes of Valentia Oranges imported from South Africa.

After clearance of such oranges from Customs area, the goods used to get stored in some cold storages located in Vashi.

The importer of the goods has been nabbed and is being interrogated. Further search operations for identifying and nabbing the people involved in running this chain of smuggling of drugs is on.

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