Three suspected members of an interstate drug cartel were arrested and 20 kilogram of heroin worth over Rs 20 crore was seized from them, police said today.
The three accused were identified as Shakeel (30), Irshad (29) and Jitender Yadav (23) and police seized five kilogram of contraband from them, they added.
There are certain areas in Jharkhand, especially Naxal-affected areas around Chatra district, and hill terrains of Manipur where persons cultivate opium illegally and process it into pure form of heroin and transport the drugs in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh through carriers, he added.
They also procured heroin in raw/crude form and further processed it into pure heroin in their secret hideouts in Bareilly and nearby areas of UP.
On May 15, the trio was nabbed from near BC Colony, Kela Godam Road, Shalimar Bagh in northwest Delhi.
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