India seizes $2.7bn of heroin from Afghanistan at port

Summary by Ground News
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.
8 months ago·New Delhi, India

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