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Under the cover of a fruit business

Kerala businessman arrested in Mumbai for drug smuggling

This weekend, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence arrested a Malayali businessman in connection with a drug trafficking incident in Maharashtra. The suspect has been identified as Vigin Verghese, managing director of Yummitto International Foods Private Limited, a native of Kalady, Ernakulam. Search operations are underway to find another accused Mansoor Thachaparmaban, owner of More Fresh Exports SA Private Limited, in connection with the incident.

Reportedly, DRI officials have seized 198 kg methamphetamine and 9 kg cocaine, worth Rs 10.5 bln (€126 mln), in a raid in Vashi, Maharashtra. The drugs were smuggled under the pretext of fruit imports via Mumbai port.


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