EC seizes Rs 500 cr drugs sent from Gwadar to Gujarat

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EC seizes Rs 500 cr drugs sent from Gwadar to Gujarat

Saturday, 30 March 2019 | Rajesh Kumar | New Delhi

EC seizes Rs 500 cr drugs sent from Gwadar to Gujarat

The Election Commission (EC) on Friday seized 100 kg heroin worth Rs 500 crore from Gujarat.

Sources in the EC said Gujarat ATS arrested nine Iranian nationals carrying 100 kg heroin from Gujarat coast.

Preliminary enquiry revealed that the consignment was loaded at Pakistan’s Gwadar port by one Pakistani national Hamid Malek.

The worth of total seizure of narcotics in Gujarat till Wednesday was only Rs 6 crore.

The Pioneer had reported earlier that heroin, opium, brown sugar, anti-depressant drugs, ganja, cocaine, denatonium benzoate, methamphetamine, tablets of antidepressants Alprazolam and Tramadol are being smuggled to influence voters.

The arrested Iranians have been identified as Mohammad Aslam Abdil (39), Amin Mohammad (28), Ishak Dilshad (38), Ayub Baloch (39), Wahid Baloch (26), Umid Iranka (20), Tahir Raza (34), Sajid Umar (20), and Dhor Mohammad Nakib Raisi (65).

According to the EC, enforcement agencies have seized 255 kg drugs and narcotics worth Rs 3,23 crore from Maharashtra; 252 kg from Madhya Pradeesh; 221 kg from Nagaland; 143 kg from Karnataka and 17 kg from Bihar. It has seized drugs worth Rs 103 crore from Punjab; Rs 19 crore from Uttar Pradesh.

As per data updated till March 29, authorities have seized Rs 250.18 crore of unaccounted cash from 29 States and UT. As per data, as many as 56.96 lakh litre liquor worth Rs 122.33 crore; precious metals, gold and silver jewellery worth Rs 183.09 crore and other freebies worth of Rs 22.22 crore have been seized across the country.

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