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Tuesday, 29 November 2022 8.40 PM IST

Country's biggest drug bust! Malayalee smuggles drugs worth 1470 crore hidden in cartons of oranges, arrested

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MUMBAI: A Malayalee has been arrested for importing large quantity of drugs in the country under the guise of importing fruits. Vijin Varghese of Kalady in Ernakulam and the managing director of Yamitto International Food in Vashi, Mumbai was arrested by the directorate of revenue intelligence. The truck carrying drugs of Rs 1470 crore was seized on September 30.


198 kg of methamphetamine and 9 kg of cocaine were seized. The drug was smuggled by concealing it among cartons of oranges. The company's warehouse and cold storage facilities are located in Kalady. The DRI stated that this is one of the biggest drug hunts in the country.


The drugs reached in the name of the company owned by Vijin. The documents showed that the oranges were imported. The DRI is searching for Vijin’s partner Manzoor Thachamparambu, owner of More Fresh Export. The DRI said the deal is that 70% of the profit will go to Vijin and 30% to Manzoor. The firm had earlier imported masks also. An investigation is underway to see if drug trafficking has taken place under the cover of it.

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TAGS: CRIME, COUNTRY, BIGGEST, DRUG BUST, MALAYALEE, SMUGGLES, DRUGS, WORTH 1470 CRORE, HIDDEN, CARTONS, ORANGES
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