Adani Group on Friday released a statement on several containers which were seized by customs and the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) teams at Mundra Airport on November 18, from a foreign vessel on concerns that 'they contained undeclared hazardous cargo.
The port is run by Adani Ports and SEZ (APSEZ), the ports business under the Gautam Adani-run conglomerate.
The company released a statement on Twitter:
On 18 Nov 2021, a joint Customs and DRI team seized several containers at Mundra Port from a foreign vessel on concerns that they contained undeclared hazardous cargo. While the cargo was listed as Non-Hazardous, the seized containers had Hazard Class 7 markings (which indicate radioactive substances). Although the containers were not destined for Mundra Port or any other port in India but were en route from Karachi in Pakistan to Shanghai in China, the government authorities had them offloaded at Mundra Port for further inspection.
APSEZ extended all assistance possible for this operation and thanks the Customs & DRI personnel for their quick and coordinated action. We salute their alert diligence and will continue to fully assist any action that keeps India safe. The Adani Group takes national security very seriously and will not allow it to be compromised in any way.