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Three held with 44 kilograms heroin

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Three persons including a woman were arrested here with 44 kilograms of worth Rs 180 crores in the international market, a said on Friday.

"The kingpin of the syndicate is Shamuta Banu (54), a resident of Assam, while Dhanji Gupta (49) and Dheeraj Kumar (24) of are her associates in the crime," the said.

Gupta and Kumar were arrested on Monday night when they reached near south Delhi's Indraprastha Park with 21 kilograms of to supply it to some contacts.

"As per the information given by Gupta and Kumar, police team on Tuesday arrested Banu from Assam," of said.

"Interrogation revealed that Banu received crude from her based contact who procures it from Myanmar," he said.

"Banu and her associates used to turn crude heroin into fine quality by using in She than used to supply it to North India, West Bengal, Bihar, and other states including with the help of her contacts," Kushwah said.

There is widespread illegal cultivation of opium in the bordering areas of Drug manufacturers prepare heroin from opium and supply it to the clients, the investigation revealed.

"The quality, however, of heroin smuggled from is much better than the one produced in and as it is cheaper in cost, it remains in high demand globally including in India," he added.



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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 22:06 IST