When the Anti Drug and Smuggling Unit (ADSU) of the port carried out a search on cargo ship MSC Grace from Madagascar yesterday, August 31, the officers discovered 1.5 kg of heroin hidden in a parcel.
The ADSU performed the search after obtaining relevant information. They ultimately spotted a parcel – that was hidden under a metal box – containing 1.5 kg of heroin worth over Rs 2 million.
An investigation is ongoing to retrace the source of the illegal drug.
The ship arrived from Madagascar yesterday itself. Its crew consists of individuals from various countries including India, Pakistan, and Philippines.