Chronology of Drug Seizure
Jul 15, 2017: 3 Kashmiri youth nabbed at Ban Toll Plaza with Rs 20 Crore cross-border Heroin
Nov 26, 2017: Rs 40 Cr cross border Heroin from Nowshera youth wearing army uniform.
Apr 11, 2018: Kashmiri man among 3 persons nabbed with 29 Kg Afghani Heroin in New Delhi.
Aug 6, 2018: 51 kilograms of high-grade Afghan-origin heroin worth over Rs 250 crore from a Punjab-bound truck.
JAMMU: A day after the death of Trikuta Nagar based youth with drugs overdose, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Ludhiana Zonal Unit claimed to have seized from Nagrota a Heroin consignment valuing 9 Crore in the International Market smuggled from Pakistan.
The two persons carrying the consignment were also arrested on the spot.
“On the basis of specific inputs, the DRI officials intercepted a Mahindra Scorpio at Ban Toll Plaza near Nagrota on August 30 and the vehicle was subjected to thorough search,” official spokesperson from DRI said.
He said, “During search of the vehicle the DRI sleuths recovered around 1.8 Kg of high quality Heroin valued in the international market at Rs 9 Crores.”
“The contraband was concealed in a specially designed cavity in the Scorpio Car in the dashboard near steering wheel. The narcotic material and the car have been seized by DRI and two Kashmir-based smugglers have been arrested under the provisions of NDPS Act,” he added.
He said, “Preliminary investigation suggested that the seized heroin was sourced from across the border and was being smuggled into Kashmir and being transported to Jammu.”
Official sources said that the Pakistan-based terror outfit has substantial role in pushing drugs into India as a part of Narco terror plan to raise funds to attack in India.
“Opium is grown in Afghanistan then it is sent to Bhalalpur in Pakistan where it is processed into Heroin to smuggled in India and other Europian countries”, said official sources.
The official statement regarding seizure of the Heroin contraband came to fore by the DRI a day after the death of the Trikuta Nagar based youth namely Shubam Singh Jamwal son of Bishan Singh of Parveen Colony. He was found unconscious on 26 August in Trikuta Nagar area from where he was taken to the GMC hospital where he died yesterday while being operated.
Official spokesperson further said, “DRI is the prime intelligence and investigative agency under Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC), Ministry of Finance which looks after the matters related to cross-border smuggling activities including narcotic drugs, wildlife & wildlife products, fake Indian currency notes, gold, antiquities etc.