The Narcotics Control Bureau has busted a huge racket of drug trafficking run by Sri Lankan and Pakistani nationals. In this case 2 Sri Lankan citizens have been arrested from Chennai. The strings of this gang are connected to Pakistan, Iran, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Maldives and Australia. The two Sri Lankan nationals who were caught were hiding identity in Chennai.
The NCB in collaboration with the Indian Coast Guard seized around 96 kg heroin and 18 kg methamphetamine from a Sri Lankan boat on 26 November 2020 from Tuticorin port. 5 pistols and cartridges were also found with the sailors. All 6 Sri Lankan citizens aboard the boat were arrested. It was investigated in this case that the mastermind of this international gang is living in Chennai.
Finally, after two months of investigation, both Sri Lankan citizens MMM Nawas and Mohammed Afans were arrested from Chennai. Both have also escaped from Sri Lanka in the smuggling of drugs and a red corner notice has been issued against them. These gangs were smuggling drugs from many countries through a large boat or ship used for fishing and hauling.
On the information of the NCB, 100 kg heroin has been seized from Sri Lanka and Maldives of this gang. During investigation, it was also found out that this international gang was being run through Pakistani nationals who were locked up in Sri Lankan jails. The recovered heroin price in Delhi and Sri Lanka is close to 1000 crores in the international market.