The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) says that Malayali youths are behind the biggest drug trafficking case in the country. DRI has arrested a Malayali man in the case of smuggling drugs worth crores of rupees into the country under the guise of importing fruit.DRI has started an investigation for another Malayali involved in the case. Under the guise of importing fruits, the accused smuggled drugs worth Rs 1476 crore into the country. 

DRI officials say that this is one of the biggest drug busts in the country. DRI has arrested Vijin Varghese, Managing director of Yammito international Foods, mumbai and a native of ernakulam Kaladi. Another accused in the case, Thachaparamban Mansoor, owner of More Fresh Exports, has been investigated by the DRI. Nine kilos of cocaine and 198 kilos of meth were smuggled into the country by Vijin Varghese and Thachaparamban Mansoor. They smuggled drugs from south africa via mumbai port. The drug was hidden among the oranges. Their company's warehouse and refrigerators are underfoot.

According to DRI officials, Vijin Varghese had earlier exported masks to dubai through Mansoor during the Covid pandemic. Later, with Mansoor's help, Vijin Varghese imported oranges from south africa and made a good profit. With this, Vijin Varghese and Mansoor continued drug trafficking with mutual understanding. They used to order drugs through WhatsApp. DRI officials say that they were doing the transaction without a purchase order to avoid scrutiny. The DRI officials added that 70% of the profits from drug trafficking were shared by Vijin and 30% by Mansoor. Mansoor started the company More Fresh with Vij's brother Jibin Varghese.

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