One kg heroin seized, two arrested

Mumbai: Two drug suppliers were arrested separately from suburban Andheri here for allegedly possessing one kilogram of heroin worth around Rs 1 crore in the international market, police said today.

Acting on a tip-off, sleuths of Amboli police station laid a trap at a hotel on Veera Desai Road in Andheri west on September 7 and arrested Jitesh Rathore (23). He was carrying 500 grams heroin, an official said.

During his interrogation, he revealed the name of his aide Natwar Singh alias Vijay (27), he said.

Based on the information provided by him, police laid a trap near Andheri RTO office last evening and apprehended Vijay with another half a kilogram of brown sugar, he said.

Police sub inspector Daya Nayak, who was part of the team, said, “As of now, police have recovered one kg of narcotic drugs from the accused duo, which is worth Rs 1 crore in the international market.”

The accused had obtained the drug from Madhya Pradesh and they had come to Mumbai to give it to the drug-peddlers, he said.

The accused used to make cavities in the bags to hide the drugs, Nayak added.