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India seizes $2.7bn of heroin from Afghanistan at port

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Indian officials say they have seized nearly three tonnes of heroin originating from Afghanistan. The haul is worth an estimated 200 billion rupees (S$3.6 billion) It comes amid the chaos following last month's takeover of the country by the Taliban. Two people have been arrested in connection with the haul.
1 year ago·New Delhi, India

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