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Rajasthan police seizes Rs 35 crore worth of heroin from Indo-Pak Border; 4 arrested

Heroin originated from Pakistan and was brought to India using drones

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April 10, 2023, 2:05 pm

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One of the four men who were arrested for smuggling.

JAIPUR: The Rajasthan Crime Branch has confiscated heroin valued at Rs 35 crore in Jaisalmer, near the India-Pakistan border. The narcotics were transported into the country via drone, and four individuals have been apprehended in connection with the case.

During interrogation, the suspects revealed that the heroin originated from Pakistan and was brought to India using drones before being distributed throughout various districts.

ADG Crime Dinesh MN told media persons, “Our team had been developing sources regarding NDPS for a long time. We received a tip two days ago that a large consignment was going to be delivered to India from the Pak border.” All agencies were put on alert, and senior additional SPs Narottam Verma and Ram Singh were dispatched to the location, along with a sniffer dog. Upon confirmation of the information, the supplier was cornered, and the heroin was recovered.

The arrested individuals made several revelations during their interrogation. Police action took place in both Mohangarh and Kotwali police station areas. In Mohangarh, Hanuman Vishnoi, Amar Lal’s son, was arrested with 1 kg of heroin. Ramchandra Vishnoi, a resident of Mohangarh, was apprehended based on Amar Lal’s information. Madho Singh and Joginder Singh, both implicated in the drug trafficking operation, were arrested in the Kotwali police station area, and their interrogation is ongoing.

DIG Crime Rahul Prakash reported that four suspects had been apprehended and were being questioned. Investigations have revealed that the smugglers had previously procured heroin from Pakistan. Police are now probing the network of these individuals and will conduct a joint operation against drug buyers.

The Crime Branch team continues to conduct raids in various border areas as the investigation unfolds.

First published: April 10, 2023