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The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) launched operation ‘Gear Box’ to stop heroin smuggling

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  • The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence along with the Gujarat Anti-Terror Squad seized 72 packets containing 39.5 kg of heroin from a container at Kolkata port. 
  • The container had 39.5 kg of heroin packet in 72 packets and had originated from Dubai.
  • Operation Gear Box is conducted to detect the hidden drugs in the gear boxes.
  • The gears from old and used gearboxes were removed after opening them and plastic packets containing the narcotic substance were placed in the created cavity and the gearboxes were refitted to avoid detection.
  • These packets were shipped concealing inside this metal scrap with other metal scrap so that it would go unnoticed by the authorities.

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