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Heroin worth Rs 5 crore seized in Mumbai

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Heroin worth Rs 5 crores was seized from the Vasai area on the outskirts of Mumbai and two drug peddlers were arrested during a search operation carried out by Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) in Maharashtra.

The ATS investigation has revealed that the accused supplied drugs to Mumbai from Rajasthan concealed in the empty space in the middle of the soles of their new pairs of shoes.

"The team received information that drug trafficking was taking place in Pelhare village in the Vasai area, after which 1 kg and 724 grams of heroin drugs were recovered by raiding the place along with Rs 2,60,000 cash, and 2 mobile phones," said ATS on Sunday.

ATS further added that both the accused Aleem Mohammad Akhtar, 46 years and Chhota Mohammad Nasir, 40 years are residents of Uttarakhand. They were arrested after registering a case under the NDPS Act against the accused and presented in the court where the court has sent them to the custody of ATS till February 15.

ATS has registered a case against 3 peddlers and apart from the two who have been a hunt is on for the third who is still absconding.