Ahmedabad: The Gujarat Anti- Terrorist Squad (ATS) has seized heroin worth Rs 217 crore from Rajkot district and arrested a Nigerian national for alleged smuggling, an official said on Friday.
The ATS had detained the man a few days ago on suspicion that he had recently smuggled heroin into the state through sea route, the official said.
”During questioning, he disclosed that the (smuggled) consignment had been kept at a place in Paddhari taluka of Rajkot district. Our team searched the place and found 31 kg of heroin,” he added.
The seized drug was worth Rs 217 crore in international markets, the ATS official said.
The Nigerian national was put under arrest on Thursday and the ATS has obtained his custody till May 24 from a court, he said.