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Two ‘peddlers’ from Mumbai held in mega drug bust

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Aug 14, 2017, 1:20 am IST
Updated : Aug 14, 2017, 1:20 am IST

The duo’s arrest takes the total number of arrests in the case to 13.

The NCB suspects that the accused were given the responsibility of finding customers for the seized contraband after it landed in India. (Representational image)
 The NCB suspects that the accused were given the responsibility of finding customers for the seized contraband after it landed in India. (Representational image)

Mumbai: Two Dongri residents who are alleged drug-peddlers were arrested by the Ahmedabad Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in connection with the the seizure of 1,500 kg heroin off the Gujarat coast on July 29.

They were held from Porbandar. The NCB suspects that the accused were given the responsibility of finding customers for the seized contraband after it landed in India.  

 

The duo’s arrest takes the total number of arrests in the case to 13.

The two accused were identified as Suleiman Sadiq (45) and Saud Aslam Patel (23).

Sadiq and Patel were nabbed after the investigators learnt that they were in touch with two accused — Irfan Shaikh and Vishal Yadav —arrested in the heroin seizure case.

The Mumbai NCB was not aware of their arrests, officials in Mumbai said.

Tags: drug peddlers, narcotics control bureau
Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)