With heightened vigil, restructuring of drug law enforcement agencies, contraband seizures in India has doubled, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) said.
The contraband seized included Yaba tablets. Acting on a source information, the STF personnel carried out a raid in Bhowbaga area, under Anandapur police station, in east Kolkata, and arrested two peddlers, who are based in the country's northeast.
The anti-narcotics agency said it seized on Friday one of the largest quantity of Cocaine in the country, at 20 Kgs, from a drugs syndicate spread across Delhi, the national capital region, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Maharashtra, with global links in Australia, Canada, the US, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Columbia, Malaysia and Nigeria.
The suspended policemen are Head Constable Makhan Lal, Constable Ramavtar and Constable Harish. While Lal and Ramavtar were posted at the Mohan Garden police station, Harish was posted at Delhi Police's anti-narcotic cell of west district, Officials said.
They were arrested from Champai district's Dungtlang village for possessing 439 gram of heroin in 2017.
Nearly 24 kilograms of charas was recovered from two men at Sabarmati railway station on Saturday, following which the duo was arrested, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) said. Their initial interrogation revealed that the seized substance was sourced from Jammu and Kashmir and going to be sold at Rs 1.2 lakh per kg, it said.
A special operations group of J&K police along with officials of Samba police intercepted a truck at Mansar and found 130 kg poppy during a search of the vehicle, officials said.
A police party conducted raids following which four drug peddlers, identified as Shakeel Ahmed, Shafaat Ali, Musharraf Parvaiz and Waseem sakinder, who were involved in drug trafficking business, were kept under preventive detention, they said, adding that all the accused belong to Mendhar.
The Narcotics Department of Delhi has recovered a chemical used to make heroin in raid on a engine oil company in Noida.
The accused have been arrested under the provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS).
The Indian Coast Guard intercepted and seized a merchant vessel carrying approximately 1,500 kilos of heroin valued at about Rs 3,500 Crore off the coast of Gujarat.
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