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Rajasthan: DRI busts international drug racket; 6 arrested

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October 25, 2019, 5:04 pm


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Jaipur: The directorate of revenue intelligence (DRI) have busted a drug racket active in Rajasthan and Delhi and arrested six of its members. The DRI teams sized over 1.5 lakh psychotropic pills worth about Rs 6 crore from their possession. These pills can be bought from medical stores in a limited quantity on a medical prescription only. The DRI raided several places in Jaipur, Ajmer, Nasirabad and Delhi during its investigation.

Those arrested were identified as Anand Singh, Ashok Khandelwal, Bhagwan Saini, Giriraj Narwal and two brothers from Nasirabad Deepak and Anil Chukdiwal. The four others are residents of Jaipur.

It has come up during preliminary investigation the gang had network in several countries including the United States.

The DRI teams sized over 81,000 pills from Jaipur and about 13,000 from Nasirabad. The gang was to smuggle about 61,000 pills into America, but they were recovered from marble plant in Delhi by the Delhi branch of DRI.

The accused men were produced in a special NDPS court in Jaipur. The court remanded them in judicial custody till November 6.

Sources said that more members of the gang are under the scanner. The arrest of more people is not being ruled out.

First published: October 25, 2019