In its biggest drug haul ever, the Special Cell of Delhi Police has busted a massive narcotics operation, seizing 150 kgs of heroin worth Rs 600 crore in the international market.
On Saturday, the special cell of Delhi police nabbed five members of this gang and seized 150 KG of heroin worth 600 crores of rupees in the international market.
The accused have been identified as Shinvari Ahmad Gul (30), Akhtar Mohammad Shinvari (31) (both Afghani nationals), Dheeraj alias Deepak (36, resident of Faridabad), Raees Khan (43, resident of Maharani Bagh, Delhi) and Vakeel Ahmad (36, resident of Batla House).
Police have unearthed the factory in south-east Delhi where a huge cache of heroin was stored in jute bags in the garb of spices. They had planned to supply this consignment in parts of Punjab and NCR. On their identification, two pistols along with magazines and vehicle have also been seized.
This is noteworthy that Punjab has become Safe Haven for the drug peddlers. Youths of this border state are being targetted by drug mafia. The menace of narcotics smuggling has increased to such an extent that the rise in cases of youth becoming a drug addict has shown an alarming trend.
The much talked about film Udta Punjab was based on this menace. Besides, drug smuggling is being used as a source of financing for cross border terrorism too in this sensitive border state.