India’s largest port operator said on Monday, October 11 that they will not handle cargo from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran from November 15.
The decision Adani ports were made after the seizure of nearly three tonnes of heroin from two containers at the Mundra Port of India’s western coast in Gujrat state last month.
The consignment which authorities said originated from Afghanistan was worth an estimated $2.65 billion.
The decision by Adani ports will also be applicable for all terminals including third-party terminals.
The Adani Ports said that they do not have the authority to examine the millions of tonnes of cargo that pass through its terminals.
The decision will impact the already crippled economy of Afghanistan and will harm Afghan traders and farmers.