Massive Drug Bust in Rajasthan and Gujarat: NCB and ATS Seize Drugs Worth Rs 300 Crore

NCB and ATS Seize Drugs Worth Rs 300 Crore

Jodhpur: In a significant crackdown on illegal narcotics, the Narcotics Control Bureau of India (NCB) and the Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) have seized drugs valued at approximately Rs 300 crore across Rajasthan and Gujarat. The joint operation led to the arrest of six individuals in the regions of Jalore and Jodhpur, Rajasthan. The team, comprising Rajasthan Special Operations Group (SOG) and NCB officers, expressed astonishment at the substantial quantities of drugs confiscated.

Gujarat’s Director General of Police, Vikas Sahay, revealed that ATS Deputy Superintendent of Police, S.L. Choudhary, had been tipped off two months prior about Ahmedabad’s Manoharlal and Gandhinagar’s Kuldeep Singh, who were suspected of importing raw materials to manufacture Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MD) in clandestine laboratories. This intelligence prompted a collaborative investigation by the ATS and NCB, culminating in a successful operation early Saturday morning.

Extensive Operation Nets 13 Suspects and Exposes 4 Labs

The coordinated raids targeted locations in Bhinmal (Jalore), Osian (Jodhpur), Gandhinagar, and Amreli (Gujarat), resulting in the apprehension of 13 suspects across both states. Interrogations are underway to locate the ringleader of this drug syndicate. Additionally, four sophisticated drug production facilities were uncovered during the raids. Authorities recovered 149 kilograms of MD, 50 kilograms of ephedrine, and 200 liters of acetone, with the total value of the seized substances estimated at Rs 300 crore.

NCB and ATS Seize Drugs Worth Rs 300 Crore

Drug Recovery Efforts in Jalore and Sirohi

The initial raid in Bhinmal, near the Jalore-Sirohi border, yielded 15 kilograms of MD and 100 liters of liquid MD. Arrests included Manohar Krishnadas and Naresh from Ahmedabad, along with Rajaram and Bajranglal from Rajasthan, and Kanhaiyalal from Ahmedabad. A subsequent operation in Piplaj, Gujarat, led to the recovery of 500 grams of MD and 17 liters of liquid MD, with five individuals taken into custody, including Nitish Dave from Banaskantha, Harish Solanki from Valsad, Deepak Solanki from Pali, and Kuldeep and Siddhar