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Kingpin of heroin trafficking in police net

Anil Jain was arrested based on information provided by Ernakulam-native Navas K H who was arrested in December last year.

Published: 18th May 2016 07:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th May 2016 07:05 AM   |  A+A-

KOCHI:  In a major breakthrough in the investigation of the heroin trafficking case, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB)- Kochi Sub-zone on Tuesday busted the racket behind the crime and nabbed the kingpin.

According to NCB officers, Anil Jain, a medical shop owner based in New Delhi, was arrested based on information provided by Ernakulam-native Navas K H who was arrested in December last year in connection with the case.

During interrogation, Anil admitted to have  supplied the drug in large quantities to customers in Kerala. He also disclosed names of the customers and the other members of the racket. NCB Superintendent Venugopal G Kurup said that the agency had shared the information with the other law enforcement agencies.

Earlier, the NCB detected organised trafficking of highly potent psychotropic substances such as buprenorphine, phenergan and heroin to various districts in the State, including Ernakulam, from North India for further shipment to the Middle East, especially Kuwait.

The NCB officers, who have been monitoring the growing trend of drug abuse in Kerala for the past several years, said the traditional trend of drug usage in the State was restricted to easily available drugs such as ganja and ‘charas.’ “In recent years, it was noticed that many youngsters in the State were using highly addictive and destructive psychotropic substances brought from other states,” they said.

Traditional trend

The NCB officers, who have been monitoring the growing trend of drug abuse in Kerala for the past several years, said the traditional trend of drug usage in the State was restricted to easily available drugs such as ganja and ‘charas.’



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