Uttar Pradesh Police seize 4 kg heroin

December 29th, 2007 - 9:27 pm ICT by admin  

Gorakhpur (UP), Dec 29 (ANI): The Special Task Force (STF) of Uttar Pradesh Police on Saturday arrested five people and recovered over four kilogram heroin worth Rs 40 million in international market from their possession in Gorakhpur District.
The heroin of Thai origin reached India via Nepal and was supposed to be delivered to a man in Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh.
“The Special Task Force (STF) team was on the alert for a possible drug haul at the India-Nepal corridor. It’s a major success for the STF team,” said STF Assistant Commissioner of Police Manoj Kumar Jha.
Following the interrogation of the smugglers by the STF officials, it was revealed that they were part of an international cabal.
Jha went on to say that the STF team would further investigate into the matter.
The seizure of such a massive consignment of drug in the state proves that there is a major drug network between India and Nepal.
Landlocked Nepal is ringed by India on the three sides, and the Himalayas in the north. Drug traffickers regularly indulge in gun-running and drug-smuggling through the porous border villages. (ANI)

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