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Tuesday, 01 August 2017 - 9:31
An Indian newspaper reveals that heroin from Afghanistan is transported to the west via Sri Lanka
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A senior Narcotics Control Bureau official in Chennai has disclosed that Heroin produced in Afghanistan is being shipped to Western countries via Sri Lanka

The Deccan Chronicle reported that Though Afghanistan produces the drug, the procurement and distribution network is controlled by Pakistan.

Indian officials have already alerted other agencies of drug smugglers using short sea route to send narcotics substance from Pakistan, via india to sri lanka, from where it gets exported to western countries including the US, where the demand for such drugs is as high as 2000kg per month.

In the largest single haul of narcotics till date, the Indian coast guard seized 1500kg of heroiene , valued at between 35 and  50 billion Indian rupees in the grey market, from a merchant vessel off Gujarat coast on Saturday night after three days of coordinated efforts with the intelligence bureau.

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