AHMEDABAD/ NEW DELHI: Indian authorities seized 90 kg (198 lbs) of drugs worth $58 million from a port in the western state of Gujarat, a police officer said on Saturday, and the third such haul in two weeks.
“The container was filled with yarn, but an examination showed that the threads were laced with a heroin derivative, before being dried and converted into bales,” a state police official told media.
The heroin mixed in the threads would have required to be extracted, the federal government said in a statement.
This week, police seized 56 kg (123 lb) of heroin worth $37 million and arrested nine Pakistanis in a marine operation. Authorities also seized 205.6 kg (453 lb) of heroin, valued at $188 million, from the Gujarat port of Kandla this month.
India has accused neighbor and arch rival Pakistan of encouraging drug mafias to run networks across the border, a charge that Pakistan rejects.