Nearly three tons of heroin from Afghanistan, worth an estimated $ 2.7 billion, were seized in a port in western India, we learned Monday, September 20 from an official source .
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The heroin shipment was concealed in two containers believed to contain talcum powder.
It was discovered by a government agency specializing in the fight against smuggling, arms and drug trafficking (DRI), in the port of Mundra (State of Gujarat).
Two Indians were arrested.
The two containers - one with nearly two tons of heroin and the other, one ton - were arriving from Afghanistan, via a port in Iran, DRI said.
The investigation revealed the involvement of Afghans, but none were arrested, according to the DRI.
Afghanistan is the world's largest producer of heroin, supplying 80-90% of the world market. Heroin production has risen sharply there in recent years, providing a source of funding for the Taliban who returned to power in August.