Mumbai:Mumbai Customs, Zone-III, destroyed drugs weighing 140.57 kgs valued at Rs 538 crore in the international illicit market on Friday.
The drugs destroyed were seized by three commissionerates under Zone III, an official statement said.
The drugs destroyed included 56.06 kg Heroin & 33.81 Kg Hashish seized by the Mumbai Airport Commissionerate across 14 cases, 21.70 kg Hashish seized in a case booked at the Air Cargo Export Commissionerate and 29 kg Heroin seized in a case by DRI, the statement said.
”Persons carrying banned narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances are guilty of the offence under Section 8 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985 and are liable to punishment under section 21, section 23 and section 29 of NDPS Act 1985, read along with provisions of the Customs Act, 1962,” the statement said.
The contraband items were brought into the country under various forms of disguise, but were proactively seized or confiscated by the Customs Department, the statement added.