Special Cell busted 2 different inter-state drug cartels by arresting their 6 prime members namely Mausam Ali, 30, Chhote Khan, 55, Sanjay, 36, Jalil Khan, 50, Sajid Ali, 32, and Shakir, 27. About 20 kg of high grade heroin worth more than Rs. 80 crores in the international market has been recovered from their possession. One Ertiga car and one truck used in transporting the contraband have also been seized. Several mobile handsets and several SIM cards used in the drug trafficking activities have also been recovered from them.
Special Cell in its continuous crusade against drug suppliers has busted many narcotic drug cartels in the past by arresting several drug suppliers and by recovering huge consignments of high grade heroin. Northern Range of Special Cell previously had busted several such cartels in the recent past and recovered more than 100 kg.of high grade heroin.
It was also reported that members of these cartels used to bring high grade heroin from suppliers of West-Bengal, who collects raw material to prepare heroin from international border of Myanmar.This information was further developed through technical as well as human surveillance. It took about 3-4 months of painstaking efforts to develop information and identify the members of these cartels.