Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized more than 300 kg cocaine valued at Rs. 2,000 crore at Tuticorin port.
Based on specific intelligence that cocaine will be concealed in a consignment imported in container reaching V O C Port, Tuticorin, the officers of DRI intercepted the container declared to be containing wooden logs.
The suspected container originated from Panama, transited through the ports of Antwerp and Colombo.
On examination, the suspected container was found containing 9 bags concealed between the rows of wooden logs.
On opening the bags, 302 white coloured compressed bricks wrapped in multiple layers of packing material were found.
The contraband weighed 303 kg and it is highly suspected to be cocaine.