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Gujarat ATS seized 120 kgs of heroin worth Rs. 600 Crore smuggled from Pakistan

Gujarat ATS seized 120 kgs of heroin worth Rs. 600 Crore smuggled from Pakistan
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The Gujarat Anti-Terrorist Squad today recovered 120kg narcotics drugs worth Rs 600 crore from Morbi district. Gujarat has remained one of the most channeled route for the heroin cartels from Pakistan to smuggle heroin in India. Thus, failing those efforts, the Gujarat Police has now announced a surgical strike against Drugs in the state promoting the message of ‘ NO DRUGS’. In a result to which, it has been successful in neutralizing all such attempts made, and all the consignments sent by these cartels have been successfully seized and accused persons arrested. It has been remarkable that since Home Minister of Gujarat Harsh Sanghvi took oath under his tenure of 59 days, till now 5876 kg of drugs worth Rs 1100 crore have been seized registering 59 cases and arresting 91 accused.

In a consequential update, the Gujarat ATS today arrested 3 accused, Mukhtar Hussein, Shamsuddin Husseinmiya Saiyyed, and Ghulamhussein Umar Bhagad from Jinjuda village of Maliya-Miyana in Morbi district. On 14.11.2021, on the actionable intelligence provided by Shri K. K. Patel, a team of ATS Gujarat had raided the under-construction house belonging to Shamsuddin Husseinmiya Saiyyed alias Pirzada Bapu, located near the Dargah of Kotawala Pir in Jinjuda village of Maliya-Miyana, Morbi district. Based on this information, the ATS Gujarat team led by DySP Bhavesh P Rojiya raided the house and successfully recovered 120 kgs of heroin with an estimated international value of Rs. 600 Crores.

Accused in morbi drug case

Preliminary Investigation

Preliminary investigation has revealed that the consignment of heroin was brought by Mukhtar Hussein alias Jabbar Jodiya and Ghulam Bhagad via the sea route where they had received delivery from a Pakistani boat. This drug consignment was sent by Zahid Bashir Baloch, resident of Pakistan who is a wanted absconder in the earlier seizure of 227kg of heroin done by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence in 2019.

It has been ascertained in the investigation that Isa Rav, brother of Mukhtar Hussein alias Jabbar Jodiya s/o Haji Nurmuhammad Rav was in contact with Zahid Bashir Baloch and had exchanged the coordinated for the delivery of the narcotic drugs in the sea. As per their predecided communication, the delivery of drugs was done at 23:28:100 N and 67:40:100 E in the last week of October 2021. This narcotic consignment was initially hidden in the coastal region near Salaya and was subsequently moved to the location near the Dargah of Kotawala Pir in Jinjuda village of Maliya- Miyana in Morbi district.

ATS Gujarat work from 2015 to 2021

Some of the actions taken by ATS Gujarat during the year 2015 to 2021 under the NDPS Act are as follows:-

As in most of the past cases where the conspiracies have been hatched in the middle east, the conspiracy in this case was also hatched in the Somali Canteen of United Arab Emirates. This consignment of heroin was to behanded over to the Indian smugglers to be transported to an African country. The normal modus operandi of the narcotic smugglers from Pakistan and Iran are to use their Indian counterparts to transport the drugs to their conduits. The Indian dhows are used for transporting drugs in the international waters as it would not cause suspicion to coast guards and navies of other countries.

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Gujarat ATS’ working towards a better society!

Interrogations and investigation have revealed that various geopolitical reasons are responsible for this surge in number of attempts being made through Gujarat Coast. Gujarat Police is determined to counter such attempts in future also, as the continuous seizure of all these consignment and arrests of accused persons will create effective deterrence and break the back of these cartels.

The accused persons, Ghulamhussein Umar Bhagad and Mukhtar Hussein alias Jabbar Jodiya have criminal anticidents including involvement in various criminal cases registered in Gujarat. It would be pertinent to note here that the accused Mukhtar Hussein alias Jabbar Jodiya s/o Haji Nurmuhammad Rav is a notorious smuggler with close connections to various international cartels and had been apprehended by the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency last year when he had docked his boat in Karachi, Pakistan sighting ‘engine problems’ and then had been let off by the Pakistani agencies. However, in the present case it has been revealed that the accused persons apprehended by Gujarat ATS had decided to divert and misappropriate the consignment intended for Africa to India and to sell the drugs to various buyers in India.

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