IN THE WAKE OF MUNDRA HAUL,INDIA AND IRAN DISCUSS DRUG TRAFFICKING

India and Iran had a virtual meeting to discuss drug trafficking in relation to Afghanistan. For India, the talks come at a juncture of finding 3000 kilograms of heroin from the Adani controlled Mundra port in Gujarat, and for Iran, the illegal production of Opium and other drugs has impacted the country’s youth severely. The virtual meeting was conducted on Wednesday following the two countries’ taking the decision to sit down to discuss the matter.

The Embassy of Iran stated, “We (India and Iran) discussed and examined ways and means of mutual cooperation in fighting drug trafficking which accordingly resulted in some positive outcomes. It is for many decades that narcotic drugs production and organised drug trafficking from Afghanistan has posed a major threat to Iran, our region and to the world”.

NIA has been probing the matter and conducting raids across the country as part of the investigation, while Adani has said that goods from Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan will not be handled at the port till 15 November.

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