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Jaipur, Jun 18

Three persons were arrested in Pratapgarh district of Rajasthan today for allegedly transporting 137 kg of opium in a truck laden with onions.

Acting on a tip-off, a team of officers from Hathunia police station intercepted the truck coming from Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh. Upon search, six sacks containing 137 kg ‘doda chura’ were found hidden in the vehicle.

Manish Gajaam (34), Raju Irpachi (25) of Chhindwara district in Madhya Pradesh and Pawan Pavitra Singh (24) of Amritsar, Punjab were arrested under relevant sections of NDPS, SP Pratapgarh, Shivraj Meena said.

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سردار رحیمیTEHRAN

Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency, General Hossein Rahimi said in an operation mounted early on Wednesday morning, the law enforcement forces managed to kill Khodabakhsh Balouch, a notorious outlaw who was behind the deaths of several polices officers in the province.

He further highlighted two other operations in the cities of Iranshahr and Saravan in Sistan and Balouchestan over the past 24 hours and said two major drug rings were smashed in the operations.

The commander added that seven members of the drug rings were arrested and four tons of illicit drugs and some weapons and ammunition were also seized from the smugglers.

Police and security forces have been quite successful in ensuring security in the province despite its long borders with Pakistan and Afghanistan, harsh weather and vast desert areas.

Iran, which has a 900-kilometer common border with Afghanistan, has been used as the main conduit for smuggling Afghan drugs to narcotics kingpins in Europe.

Despite high economic and human costs, the Islamic Republic has been actively fighting drug-trafficking over the past three decades.

The country has spent more than $700 million on sealing its borders and preventing the transit of narcotics destined for European, Arab and Central Asian countries.

The war on drug trade originating from Afghanistan has claimed the lives of nearly 4,000 Iranian police officers over the past four decades.



Police on Saturday arrested three persons and seized 71kg of opium from their possession in Neemuch. 

Acting on a tip-off, a team led by Neemuch police station in-charge Hitesh Patel intercepted a tractor trolley laden with soybean de-oiled cake (DOC) near Jamunia Khurd village at a check post. 

Those arrested were identified as Dharmendra Gurjar (23), Bharat Gurjar (35) and Gopal Banjara (23).

The drug consignment was given to the trio by one Sheru Gurjar and it was being taken to Haryana, Singh said, adding further probe was on.

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Bengaluru, May 25 (IANS)

A man was arrested after about 10 kg of narcotic drug valued at Rs 2 crore in the international market was seized from him at the city airport, an official said on Thursday.

“The contraband was found in 35 schoolbags of Mujibur Rahman, who tried to smuggle it to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia onboard a Malaysian Airlines aircraft,” Narcotic Control Bureau (NCB) Zonal Director Sunil Kumar Sinha said in a statement here.

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The police had received information about Kulvinder Singh, alias Sheru, running drug business from a house near Mithapur School and was keeping an eye on the house for days.

It received information that Kulvinder was bringing a huge consignment of drugs in his Ford Endeavour car (PB 12-Y1433).

On seeing the car, the team asked the car driver to stop the vehicle.Though the car stopped, Kulvinder, however, managed to flee from the spot on an un-numbered motorcycle following him.

Later, the police recovered 3 kg of opium packed in a white pack in his car.
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File picture of illegal poppy cultivation. Poppy is illegally cultivated on large tracts of land in Malda, Murshidabad and Nadia and intelligence officers suspect the money also part finances terror elements. (HT Photo) 

Opening yet another front of confrontation with the Centre, Bengal government is unwilling to share crucial information on narcotics in the state.

The state government has directed the state excise department not to share any information with the central agency, Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) unless cleared by the chief minister’s office (CMO).

This means that NCB, which always operate in coordination with state excise departments concerned, will face major hurdles in operating in West Bengal.


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In a major drug haul on Friday night, Pali police seized over 200 kg poppy husk and 16 kg opium. The police have arrested six persons, including the notorious smuggler Hanumanaram Bishnoi, wanted by police in mane such cases. 

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