New Delhi: The company has said it will not handle cargo from Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan at Adani ports from November 15. The company said in a statement on Monday. The Adani Group’s decision comes after the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized drugs worth Rs 21,000 crore at the Adani port in Mundra, Gujarat last month.
“Cargo from Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan will not be exported or imported at Adani Ports. It will be applicable to all ports operated by Adani Ports from November 15,”- the company said in a statement. On September 13, 3,000 kg of heroin was seized at the Mundra port in Gujarat under the supervision of the Adani Group.
The investigation revealed that the drugs came from Afghanistan. Investigators say the drugs may have been smuggled into India after the Taliban took control of Afghanistan. Eight others were arrested in connection with the incident, including four Afghans and an Uzbek.
The Adani Group has come under fire in the wake of the drug bust. But the company came out against it. They made it clear that they were only the operators of the port and were not allowed to inspect the cargo. The Adani Group said in a statement that it congratulated the officers who seized the drugs.