Mumbai police recover Rs2.8-crore heroin, arrest two

The accused got drugs from a kingpin in Rajasthan and delivered them to a supplier in Mumbai

mumbai Updated: Nov 02, 2017 00:49 IST
Manish K Pathak
Manish K Pathak
Hindustan Times
Mumbai,drug racket,heroin
Police recovered 1.40kg heroin from each accused. They said the drug was of a high quality.(Photo for representation)

The anti-narcotics cell (ANC) of the Mumbai crime branch busted an interstate drug racket, arrested two people from Sion and recovered heroin worth Rs2.8 crore on Tuesday evening.

Gautamsingh Omkarsingh, 55, and Bunty Ali Qudarat Ali, 23, are from the same village in Rajasthan.

During interrogation, police learnt that both accused worked as couriers. They got drugs from a kingpin in Rajasthan and delivered them to a supplier in Mumbai.

Acting on a tip-off, the ANC’s Worli unit, led by police inspector Ninad Sawant, laid a trap and nabbed the two opposite Welfare Villa on Chidambaram Road in Sion (East).

Police recovered 1.40kg heroin from Omkarsingh and the same quantity from Ali. They said the drug was of a high quality.

Omkarsingh has been working in the drug business for the past 15 years, said police. He would travel from Gujarat to Mumbai via road frequently and received Rs1 lakh for every trip he took.

“He arrived in Mumbai three weeks ago. We had been keeping an eye on him since then,” said the official.

It appears as though Omkarsingh induced Ali to join the drug business, telling him he could earn easy money, added an official. “This was Ali’s second trip to Mumbai,” said the official.

“We have been checking criminal records of the main dealer in Rajasthan. We are also trying to find out if he has links to drug suppliers abroad who are giving him the high-quality heroin, or whether someone is producing the drug in India,” he said.

Both accused were produced in court on Wednesday and remanded in police custody till November 9.

First Published: Nov 02, 2017 00:48 IST