Heroin worth Rs 2500 crore seized in Delhi 4 smugglers arrested


In a major drug bust, the Special Cell of the Delhi Police on Saturday (July 10) seized more than 350 kilograms of heroin valued at around Rs 2,500 crores. Four people – three from Haryana and one from Delhi – have been arrested in connection with the drug racket.

"It's a major achievement in our effort against international drug traffickers. We have seized 354 kgs. One of the four arrested accused is an Afghan national. One of from Punjab and one from Kashmir," the Delhi Police said.

"It was supplied in the legitimate export material from Afganistan through Iran port and then sent to Mumbai. They have also made a make-shift factory in MP. Their Faridabad location was also busted," said Neeraj Thakur, Special CP, Special Cell. The police is investigating narco-terrorism angle in the case. Interrogation of suspects is currently underway.

Last month, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) busted a drug racket operated through the darknet and online pharmacies. The operation resulted in the arrest of eight persons and the seizure of 22 lakhs psychotropic tablets, 70,000 Codeine Based Cough Syrups (CBCS) and 245 Kg of psychotropic drugs.