The Gurugram police on Monday night arrested three drug peddlers and seized 798 grams of high quality opium valued at Rs 1.60 crore in the international market on the Sohna-Alwar Road near Ambedkar Chowk in Sohna, the police said on Tuesday.
The accused have been identified as Minrul, Mojibar Sheikh and Majnu. All of them are residents of West Bengal.
"During questioning, the accused revealed that opium was in huge demand in the National Capital Region (NCR), especially at rave parties. They smuggled in opium from West Bengal," said Preet Pal
Sangwan, ACP (crime), of the Gurugram Police.
"The police team also seized a car, which the accused used for smuggling," he added.
Following receipt of credible information, a team of crime branch Sector-17 erected a checkpoint on Sohna-Alwar Road and started checking vehicles.
At around 10 pm on Monday, the police intercepted three suspected youths and recovered opium from their possession. The trio was carrying the opium in small packets which they had brought from West Bengal.
“They planned to sell the contraband at the high-scale parties, frequently held at different locations in Delhi & NCR region and also supply the contraband on demand. The culprits are being probed for their contacts and supply chain in the NCR," the police said.
During interrogation the culprits revealed the names of their accomplices who are part of their network. The accused were involved in the supply of drugs for the past six years.
“An FIR has been registered under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) including Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act at Sohna police station and a search was on for their absconding accomplice.