Interstate drug cartel busted; opium worth Rs 40 crore seized in Delhi

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New Delhi: With the arrest of two key members, the special cell of the northern range claimed to have busted an interstate drug cartel operating in the Delhi-National Capital Region with links to Manipur and Myanmar here in the Mangolpuri Industrial Area in New Delhi, officials said.

During the raids, sleuths recovered over 56 kgs of opium estimated to be Rs 40 crore in the international market," the sleuths of the special cell said.

The arrested accused have been identified as Paramjeet Singh (53) and Raj Kumar (38)- both residents of Jammu.

Besides, a truck, several mobile handsets, and SIM cards used in the drug trafficking activities have also been recovered from them, officials said.

Sleuths of the Northern Range, Special Cell were tipped off that an interstate narcotic drug cartel is active in the states of Manipur, Assam, Bihar, West Bengal, Delhi/NCR, etc and other parts of the country after procuring the same from suppliers in Manipur and Assam, respectively.

During the probe, it also came out that the Manipur-based suppliers procure the raw material from hilly areas around the international borders of Manipur and Myanmar, officials said.

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