The National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted searches at two locations in narcotics trade and terror funding case of Punjab.
The searches were conducted at the residence and office premises of the suspected accused Amritpal Singh a resident of Tarn Taran in Punjab.
The case relates to seizure of over 102 kg heroin that had arrived in India through ICP, Attari in April. The heroin had been concealed in a consignment of licorice roots (Mulethi) by suppliers based in Afghanistan.
The case was initially registered by the Custom Department, Amritsar and was re-registered by NIA to investigate the role of multiple companies and individuals who are suspected to be involved in laundering the proceeds of narco-terrorism.
During investigations, three accused persons identified as Vipin Mittal, Proprietor of M/s Shri Balaji Trading Co. New Delhi, Razi Haider Zaidi of New Okhla Vihar, New Delhi and Asif Abdullah of New Okhla Vihar, New Delhi were earlier arrested by NIA for their involvement in heroin trade and financial transactions between the arrested accused Razi Haider Zaidi and the suspect Amritpal Singh.
During the searches conducted, unaccounted cash amounting to over Rs.1.27 crores and incriminating digital devices and documents have been seized, officials added.