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Police seize 4 kg heroin, 10 kg opium worth Rs 20 crore, arrest 2

Police says the contraband was being supplied with the help of truck drivers on long routes from the northeastern regions of the country to the national Capital

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Police seize 4 kg heroin, 10 kg opium worth Rs 20 crore, arrest 2
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The Delhi Police's Special Cell has arrested two men, including a truck driver, and recovered 4 kg heroin and 10 kg opium, worth over Rs 20 crore, from their possession.

Police said the contraband was being supplied with the help of truck drivers on long routes from the northeastern regions of the country to the national Capital. On their way, the drivers delivered these consignments in Uttar Pradesh (UP), Madhya Pradesh (MP), and Delhi.

The two men have been identified as truck driver Sukhwinder Singh, who has been involved in transporting drugs for seven years, and kingpin Vinay Jain. During his interrogation, Singh said he used to work as carrier for one Karu from MP earlier but Karu was arrested and charged for drug peddling.

"Karu introduced Singh to Jain. Singh told us the names of his associates and that he sourced heroin from Manipur. He further disclosed that Jain used to direct him to get the drugs. He would hide the consignment in a secret cavity in his truck and deliver it in various parts of Delhi, UP, MP, and Punjab," Special Cell DCP Sanjeev Kumar Yadav said.

Yadav said Singh used to get Rs one lakh per trip as his share.

According to the police, Vinay had been involved in drug peddling for the last 20 years and has previously been arrested a number of times under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act in UP, MP, and Punjab.

"He has several contacts in Manipur from whom he procures heroin and opium. He has the novel modus operandi of using truck drivers, trucks are difficult to probe during routine checking at police pickets," the DCP said.

Jain was arrested for the first time in 2002 and booked under the NDPS Act in Indore.

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