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Delhi Police probing if drugs were meant for supply during upcoming polls

Delhi Police probing if drugs were meant for supply during upcoming polls

New Delhi: The investigators, probing the case related to the arrest of three persons and seizure of drugs worth Rs 180 crore from Delhi's Indraprastha Park, are also investigating the angle whether the traffickers were gathering drugs for the supply in the upcoming general election.

Police on Thursday claimed they have arrested Dheeraj Kumar, Dhanji Gupta and Shamuta Banu involved in the smuggling of heroin from Myanmar via Manipur to various states of North and Central India.

"We are probing that to earn more profit whether the accused were collecting drugs to supply them during the election ," an investigator privy to the investigation said.

The officer further added that they have some leads regarding the election angle which is being probed.

Investigators further found that through cavities inside travelling bags Dheeraj Kumar, Dhanji Gupta were trafficking drugs from different states.

Talking about the route, the officer added that the drugs being brought from Myanmmar via Manipur and then for refining it is being sent to Bihar.

The team formed under the supervision of DCP (Special Cell) Pramod Singh Kushwah and led by ACP (Special Cell) Attar Singh and Inspector Shiv Kumar made the arrest.

Special Cell has busted 10 such modules operating from North East States including Manipur and Assam and has recovered more than 160 kgs of heroin during last one

year.

Heroin brought from Myanmar is not only cheaper but is also relatively of better quality then to the heroin produced in traditional licit opium growing areas of Bareilly, Badaun, Barabanki in UP, Mandsaur in MP and Jhalawar in Rajasthan.

Abhay Singh

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