Chandigarh, July 29– The Chief Minister’s flying squad along with a joint team of the Health Department and Police raided two places in Gurugram and arrested five foreign nationals with drugs worth Rs. 44 lakh and cash of more than Rs. 74 lakh. These drugs were being illegally sent to Iraq. Four Iraqi civilians and one from Uzbekistan are among those who were arrested during the raid.
Divulging more details, a spokesman of the police department said that 5 accused have been arrested after raiding two places in Gurugram. Four of the five accused involved in the case are Iraqis while one is a resident of Uzbekistan.
He said that during the raid conducted at Aloha apartment in Sector 57, cash worth Rs 35.50 lakh and medicines worth about Rs. 30 lakh was recovered from the possession of the accused. Some of these medicines can be used to treat COVID-19 infection while some toxic drugs have also been seized.
Later in another raid conducted in Sector-47, medicines worth about Rs.14 lakh has been recovered from the possession of the accused. These include medicines such as the Remdesivir, a medicine used to treat COVID-19 infection, which has great demand in the international market. Besides this, an amount of Rs 30.14 lakh and Rs. 8.91 lakh from Fortuner vehicle which was in the possession of the accused have also been recovered.