Guj ATS arrests Budgam man in heroin smuggling case

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Ahmedabad: The Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad arrested a man from Budgam in Jammu and Kashmir in connection with a heroin smuggling case, a senior official said Sunday.
In August, ATS had arrested two men in Gujarat and seized 5 kilograms of heroin worth Rs 14.84 crore in the international market.
ATS officials said that one of those arrested in August, Rafiq Adam Sumra, had handed over a large part of the contraband to Kashmir residents Nazir Ahmed Thakar and Manzoor Ahmad Mir at Unjha town in Mehsana district.
“Manzoor Ahmad Mir has been arrested from Budgam in Jammu and Kashmir in connection with heroin smuggling case,” Gujarat ATS Senior Superintendent of Police Himanshu Shukla said Sunday.
Thakar was arrested from Srinagar last month, ATS officials said, adding that Mir’s is the fourth arrest in the heroin smuggling case.
ATS said that Sumra had received the heroin from another accused, Aziz Abdul Bhagad, also arrested in August.
Sumra delivered the drug to Thakar and Mir on the instructions of a Pakistan-based dealer identified as Simranjeet, who is yet to be caught, officials said.