The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) had intesified the illegal export of iron ore from three states of South India, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Goa to western countries. The scam amounts to 35000 Crores which has involvement of government officials as well as politicians. The investigating agencies have already dug in to how iron ore is illegal smuggled from Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka from ports like Karwar, New Mangalore, Krishnapatnam (Karnataka), Kakinada, Vishakhapatnam (Seemandhra), Ennore and Chennai (Tamil Nadu).
Now they are eyeing to investigate the involvement of the Panaji and the Mormugao ports in Goa. CBI Joint Director (Hyderabad) S. Arunachalam formally informed Goa government about the investigation. On the other side, Enforcement Directorate is gearing up to question mining magnates, bureaucrats and politicians in relation to this scam.