India, Iran discuss ways to fight drug trafficking from Afghanistan

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  • October 20, 2021
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India, Iran discuss ways to fight drug trafficking from Afghanistan

Part of: Prelims and GS II – International relations

Context Indian and Iranian officials held a virtual meeting following the largest seizure of heroin at the Mundra port in Gujarat managed by the Adani Ports recently.

Key takeaways 

  • The operation led to the largest drug haul in the history of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI).
  • Initial reports had indicated that the containers carrying the substance originated from the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas.
  • The drug haul also impacted Iran’s trade as the Adani Group declared that containers from Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan will not be handled at the port from November 15.
  • Both The countries 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 the world.

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