Rs 2,000 crore cocaine seized at Tuticorin port in Tamil Nadu


The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) officials seizes 300 kg cocaine worth Rs 2,000 crore at Tuticorin port in Tamil Nadu. The contraband, suspected to be cocaine, was recovered from containers carrying wooden logs, which were believed to be coming from Panama via Colombo.

"Based on specific intelligence that Cocaine will be concealed in a consignment imported in container reaching V O C Port, Tuticorin, the officers of DRI have intercepted the container declared to be containing wooden logs," the DRI said in a statement.

"The contraband weighed 303 kg and it is highly suspected to be cocaine. The contraband along with cover goods i.e. wooden logs have been seized under the provisions of the NDPS Act, 1985" officials added.