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10 Kg heroin seized by Delhi Police Special Cell; 2 youths from Manipur held

Two carriers from Manipur have been arrested in New Delhi with a shipment of heroin valued at over Rs. 40 crores in the market

10 Kg heroin seized by Delhi Police Special Cell; 2 youths from Manipur held

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  25 July 2020 12:40 PM GMT

Guwahati: An international narcotics cartel has been busted by a team of the Delhi Police's Special Cell/Northern Range who apprehended two carriers from Manipur with a shipment of heroin valued at over Rs. 40 crores in the market.

A team of Special Cell/Northern Range, led by Inspector Puran Pant under the supervision of ACP Jasbir Singh laid the trap for the smugglers. Two suspected key members/carriers from Manipur, namely Mohammad Ikbalk Khan (28), a resident of Moirang in Bishnupur district, and Mohammad Ishak (27), a resident of Lilong in Thoubal district, were arrested, officials stated.

10 kilos of high-grade heroin worth more than Rs. 40 crores in the international market have been recovered from them. Besides, three mobile handsets, SIM cards used in the drug trafficking activities and a white-colored i-20 car bearing registration number AS-02W-3144, used for transportation of contraband, concealed in its cavity, have been recovered.


According to officials, the flow of the contraband items of the drug cartel is from Myanmar to Manipur. Thereafter, it is transported to Guwahati, Siliguri, Darjeeling, Malda, UP-West, Delhi-NCR, etc.

"Yet another huge success of our #WarOnDrugs! Congratulations to the team of Special Cell/Northern Range who has busted an International Drug Cartel by arresting two dependable key members/carriers from Manipur with 10 kg of high-grade heroin worth more than Rs.40 crores", Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh wrote in a tweet, congratulating the team on their success.

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