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Mumbai: 14 tonnes of buffalo meat gone missing, trailer driver booked


A container loaded with 14 tonnes of buffalo meat worth Rs 35 lakh went missing from Nhava Sheva on Monday. According to Nhava Sheva police, the consignment was supposed to be exported to Vietnam from Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), Navi Mumbai. The consignment was sent from a company called Maria Frozen Ago Food Private Limited in Taloja. The container was dispatched in a trailer on April 18 was supposed to be exported by 17th of this month. However, it never reached the port.

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Meanwhile, the company officials learnt about it last week, they tried to contact the trailer driver, but to no avail. Later they approached the police and registered a complaint. There were a total of 730 cartons of the meat and each carton consisted of 20 to 25 kg of meat.

The police suspect the driver of the trailer sold the meat to some other people before reaching the airport. Meanwhile, police have registered a case under sections 407 (criminal breach of trust by carrier) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against the accused.