Cops seize heroin worth Rs 1 cr from Murshidabad, one held
Kolkata: A huge quantity of heroin worth nearly Rs 1 crore in the international market was seized by police on Tuesday from Samsergunge in Murshidabad. One person has been arrested in this connection.
Acting on a tip-off, a police team raided Dhulian Station Road area late on Monday and seized around 1kg of heroin and arrested a person identified as Samir Seikh, who was involved in the racket. The accused has been booked under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985.
According to the preliminary investigation, police suspect that the accused might have been part of a inter-state smuggling racket. The police also came to know in the investigation that the accused was trying to smuggle the heroin to Jharkhand. During interrogation, the accused told police that he was a resident of Nimtiti village under Samsergunge police station. He said that he was assigned to transport a bag containing the heroin, up to the Jharkhand border and he did not have any further information about the racket.
The investigators are not, however, relying upon what the accused claimed. They suspect that the accused had been a part of the racket whose job is to take these items to various places. The accused was remanded to police custody after being produced in a district court. Police are interrogating the accused to know the details. It may be mentioned here that Murshidabad district police had seized heroin and also the raw material used for manufacturing it in a past few occasions recently. In march this year, heroin weighing 1.4 kg and valued at an estimated Rs 1.5 crore was seized from a village at Lalgola in the district. Police were trying to know if there had been any connection between these incidents.
According to a senior police officer in the district, those involved in the trade procure the heroin from across the border and process it in the village. Police are interrogating the accused to know the names of the other accused involved in the racket.