Neemuch: NCB team seizes heroin worth nearly Rs 1 crore

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Indore/Neemuch
  • Updated: Aug 21, 2015 20:14 IST
Police seized 1.45 quintal poppy husk worth around Rs 3 lakh in Neemuch on Friday but peddlers managed to escape, leaving an Indica car and contraband behind. (HT photo)

A special team of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) claims to have seized 850 gram heroin nearly worth Rs 1 crore in the international market from alleged drug peddlers in Neemuch on Thursday evening.

Two persons from Rampura area, under Rampura police station limit of Neemuch district, have been arrested in the case.

According to available information, the NCB was tipped-off about a drug deal in the area, following which zonal director BR Meena sent a special team to Rampura village, about 50 kilometre from the district headquarters.

As soon as the peddlers, identified as Antim Chawada, a resident of Revli Devli Hall, Neemuch, and Gautam Sav, resident of Revtipur, Gazhipur district in Uttar Pradesh, arrived at the bus stand with 850 grams of heroin, the NCB team pounced on the duo and arrested them.

Zonal director Meena said a case has been registered against the duo under Section 8/21 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act and investigation is on to find others involved in the racket.

In another incident, the state police seized 1.45 quintal poppy husk worth around Rs 3 lakh, as part of its drive against illegal poppy husk in Neemuch and surrounding areas. The peddlers handling the husk, however, managed to escape, leaving an Indica car (RJ09/CA1415) and contraband behind.

The poppy husk was being smuggled to Rajasthan from Jawad village, about 20 kilometres from the district headquarters.

Sub-divisional officer (police) Indrajeet Bakarwal said, "Two police jawan, while patrolling on the highway, first spotted the car moving towards Rajasthan at very high speed. Sensing foul play, they chased the car for 10 kilometres. In their effort to evade the police, the peddlers took a narrow lane to sneak into Rajasthan, but their wheels got stuck in mud. They left their car and poppy husk behind, and escaped."

A case has been registered against the unidentified accused under Section 8/15 of NDPS Act and investigation in the matter is on.

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