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Punjab Police bust drug manufacturing racket in Delhi, arrest 4 Afghans: DGP

Raw material seized by Punjab Police from a drug manufacturing unit at Neb Serai in New Delhi on July 5, 2021. Photo: Punjab Police

Chandigarh, July 5 (MNN) Punjab Police said on Sunday that a major drug supply chain had been busted with the arrest of four Afghans and seizure of 17 kg heroin valued at Rs 90 crore in the international market from a unit in south Delhi.

Punjab Police dug up a trail that led to Uttar Pradesh, and a team has been sent there to unravel the network, DGP Dinkar Gupta said.

The DGP said Mujahed Shinwari of Nangarhar, and Mohammad Lal Kaker, Jannat Gul Kakar and Samiullah Afghan from Kunduz region of Afghanistan were arrested.

Police also seized assorted chemicals and lab equipment used to manufacture chemical drug from Neb Sarai.

The arrests and seizure follow the investigations done by a Hoshiarpur police team led by SSP Navjot Singh Mahal in FIRs registered earlier under the NDPS Act.

Sarabjeet Sethi, who was arrested from Garhshankar on July 1 and 500 gm heroin allegedly seized from him, had revealed to police that he had procured the contraband from some Afghan nationals who ran a heroin manufacturing factory in Delhi as well as Imtiaz in Uttar Pradesh, the DGP said.

Acting on the leads, a police team from Hoshiarpur raided the suspected location in Delhi and busted the manufacturing unit, from where heroin was supplied to Punjab and other states. Another team has been sent to UP to bust Imtiaz’s module, said Gupta.

An FIR number 90 dated July 1, 2021, had been registered under Sections 21-61-85 of the NDPS Act at the Garhshankar police station in Hoshiarpur district.

Meanwhile, reports said that Delhi Police had sent five police officials, including SHO of Neb Sarai to the Police Lines and ordered a departmental inquiry after the Punjab Police busted the heroin manufacturing unit.

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