Police have seized heroin and methamphetamine drugs worth Rs 313.25 crore from three persons in Gujarat’s Devbhumi Dwarka district over the last two days, officials said on Thursday.
According to the preliminary investigation the seized drugs originated from Pakistan and were smuggled into Gujarat via the sea route.
47 packets seized from two persons during a raid on Wednesday contained 45 kg of heroin worth Rs 225 crore, officials said.
Prior to it, the police on Tuesday nabbed one Sajjad Ghosi, a vegetable vendor from Mumbra Thane, Maharashtra, from a guest house in Khambhalia town following a tip-off, and recovered 19 packets containing 11.483 kg of heroin and 6.168 kg of methamphetamine collectively worth Rs 88.25 crore.
Ghosi told the police that he had taken the delivery of the drugs from two brothers- Salim Kara and Ali Kara. The police then raided the residence of Kara brothers in Salaya coastal town of the district on Wednesday and seized 47 packets containing an unknown substance.
“Following tests, it was established that the 47 packets contained 45 kg of heroin worth Rs 225 crore in the international market,” Devbhumi Dwarka Police said.
Primary investigation has revealed that Ghosi has served a jail sentence in a murder case in the past while; Salim Kara had been arrested in cases pertaining to the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, fake currency and the Arms Act.