Massive Drug Haul Destroyed by Mumbai Customs: Cocaine, Heroin, and More Eliminated in Taloja Disposal


In a significant operation, the Mumbai Preventive Commissioner, operating under Mumbai Customs Zone III, carried out the destruction of a vast quantity of illegal drugs at the Mumbai Waste Management Ltd facility in Taloja. The move came following explicit instructions from the Ministry of Finance, Government of India, to dispose of the seized narcotics. Dr. Shridhar Dhumal, the deputy commissioner of Custom Zone III, stated that the disposal process was conducted under the supervision of the High-Level Drug Disposal Committee, adhering to the precise guidelines provided by the ministry.

The destroyed contraband included a staggering 9.035 kilograms of cocaine, 16.633 kilograms of heroin, 198.1 kilograms of methamphetamine, 32.915 kilograms of marijuana (ganja), 81.91 kilograms of mandrax tablets, and 298 tablets of MDMA (commonly known as ecstasy) weighing 134 grams. Notably, this assortment encompassed a significant seizure by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) that occurred around six months ago in Vashi, involving cocaine and methamphetamine. It is worth mentioning that while most drugs are typically sourced from outside India, the ganja seized in this operation was found in a domestic courier seizure.

The meticulous destruction operation aimed to eliminate these dangerous substances that pose a severe threat to public health and safety. With videography and stringent protocols in place, the Preventive Commissionerate of Mumbai Customs Zone III successfully carried out the disposal, reinforcing their commitment to combatting the illicit drug trade in the region. This significant achievement marks a substantial blow to drug traffickers and demonstrates the collaborative efforts of law enforcement agencies to tackle the menace of narcotics within the country.


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