Hyderabad: Social Media users are claiming that Congress leader "Ansari" from Hyderabad is the owner of the drugs seized at Adani port in Mundra, Gujarat.

"Congress leader `Ansari' from Hyderabad is the owner of the drugs recovered at Adani Port in Mundra, Gujarat. Let this news reach everyone's TL," reads the message.



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Fact Check:

The claim is False.

Firstly, NewsMeter tried to find out about the Congress leader Ansari with the help of the internet. We found no reports of any person named Ansari related to the Congress party in Hyderabad.

https://www.bing.com/search?q=+Hussain+Ansari+caught+in+adani+group+drug+case&FORM=HDRSC1

We tried to find the list of Congress leaders in Hyderabad, Telangana. We found a list of candidates for GHMC polls 2020. We didn't find anyone named Ansari.

https://english.sakshi.com/news/politics/congress-first-list-candidates-ghmc-polls-2020-released-check-names-126440

We also checked local news of Hyderabad about making any headlines related to the Adani group. We didn't find any here too.

"The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence has, since the seizure of close to 3,000 kilograms of heroin at Gujarat's Mundra port two weeks ago, recovered around 37 kilograms of the narcotic drug, along with cocaine -- or substance suspected to be the contraband items -- from Delhi and Noida in Uttar Pradesh. Eight persons including Afghan and Uzbekistan nationals have been arrested in this connection," NDTV reported on September 22, 2021.

"Sources added that the person detained from Coimbatore was working in Iran and coordinating with foreign suppliers," reported Republic Bharat.

With the help of keyword searches, we looked for Congress-related news linked with the Adani group drug case. We found The New Indian Express report. "Congress will hold a series of press conferences in various parts of the country during this week over the large drugs haul in Gujarat and demand a Supreme Court-monitored probe into it, party sources said on Sunday," read the report.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2021/sep/26/congress-to-hold-press-conferences-on-gujarat-drugs-haul-press-for-sc-monitored-probe-2364106.amp

We have noticed people bring up names and link them to political parties. When we look for proof, we find none.

NewsMeter has previously debunked such claims.

Hence, the claim is false.

Claim Review :   Congress leader Ansari owner of the drug from Hyderabad caught at Adani port, Mundra, Gujarat.
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  False

Sabya Singh

Sabya is currently a fact-checker at NewsMeter and a full-time reporter with Hans India. she has a keen interest in pursuing stories of education, women and child development and loves photography. She is pursuing her M.A in mass communication and journalism from St.Francis of women. she is an avid reader and paints in her spare time.

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