Gujarat ATS arrests a wanted man involved in smuggling of drugs worth 2500 cr

(G.N.S) Dt. 29

Ahmedabad/New Delhi

Gujarat ATS has arrested a wanted man from delhi airport, he was allegedly involved in smuggling 530 kgs drugs worth around Rs 2,500 crore into the country via sea route from Pakistan on different occasions.

ATS said in a statement, The accused was caught by a team of Anti-Terrorist Squad as soon as he landed at the Delhi airport from abroad. Shahid Kasam Sumra (35), a resident of Mandvi in Kutch district, was also allegedly involved in “narco-terrorism”, as he funded terror activities with the money acquired from the illegal drug trade, they said.

Four cases were lodged against him between 2018 and 2021 in Gujarat and Punjab, following the seizure of 530 kg of heroin worth around 2,500 crore during that period from different parts of the two states.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) had taken over the probe into three of those cases, while one case is with the Gujarat ATS.
According to the release, the ATS recently learnt that Sumra was also involved in “narco-terrorism” as he gave money, acquired through the illegal drug trade, to those involved in terror activities.

The accused man was on the run and had been hiding in various Gulf and African countries ever since his name first surfaced when the ATS seized 5 kg of “Pakistan-origin” heroin from Salaya town of Gujarat’s Devbhoomi Dwarka district in August 2018.

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