Last Updated on September 6, 2020 by The Health Master
Barnala, Punjab police have seized 2.88 crore habit forming drugs from the New Delhi Godown of Krishan Kumar Arora and his son Gaurav Arora, who were arrested last month.
Police claimed that both were one of the biggest manufacturers and suppliers of pharmaceutical opioids in the country and were illegally supplying 18-20 crore tablets, capsules and syrups, worth Rs 70-80 crore, across 17 states every month through drug supply gangs, including Mathura and Agra gangs, that were busted recently.
“Krishan and his son Gaurav are in police remand till September 7. On information shared by both, we have confiscated 2.88 crore habit-forming drugs from their Godowns in Narela of Delhi. The market value of seized drugs is around Rs 15 crore and its biggest seizure,” said ASP Mehal Kalan Dr Pragya Jain, who has been heading all investigations of case and leading various teams of Barnala police.
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Both were arrested from Rajouri Garden in Delhi on August 27 by a team of the Barnala police, comprising Jain and Crime Investigations incharge cops under the supervision of SSP Sandeep Goel.
“Apart from the duo, we have also arrested 35 other accused, who were helping both in running their illegal trade. They had created a network of couriers to supply drugs. Investigations are going on,” said ASP Jain.
Barnala police got a clue about their network in February after busting the Mathura and Agra gangs, which led to major seizures and arrests in May and July.