Punjab Police amid an ongoing war against drugs, hauled another big of approximately 73kg of heroin, which was recovered from a container at the Nhava Sheva Port in Mumbai. The intelligence-led operation regarding the smuggling of heroin from the UAE was carried out jointly by the teams of Punjab Police and Maharashtra Police, said Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Gaurav Yadav here on Friday.
The seizure of this big haul was made by Punjab Police in less than 72 hours after recovering 75Kg of heroin from a container at Mundra Port in Gujarat. With this recovery, the Punjab Police have a total recovery of 148Kg of heroin within three days.
“The contraband was kept concealed in the door border of the container containing white marble tiles imported by Delhi-based importer ‘Nandani Traders’,” said the DGP, while adding that after concealing the contraband, the accused persons had meticulously welded the door border and painted it again.
While terming this recovery as another achievement of the Punjab Police, DGP Gaurav Yadav said that this recovery was made in the continuation of the ongoing campaign against drugs. The war against drugs will continue, he reiterated.
He said that following inputs from the Punjab Police’s State Special Operation Cell (SSOC) SAS Nagar had immediately sent a police team to Mumbai and deputed at the Nhava Sheva Port.
The DGP said that after following due procedure and documentation by Maharashtra Police, the container was opened up, which led to the recovery of a big haul of 73Kg heroin. The police are carrying out further investigations to ascertain all other linkages, he added.
Meanwhile, the Maharashtra Police have registered a case under relevant sections of the NDPS Act.