Two persons who had allegedly transported heroin worth Rs 6.20 lakh to Taloja, were arrested by the Navi Mumbai crime branch early this week.
Acting on a tip-off the police laid a trap and arrested the accused when they brought the contraband to sell. They were booked under sections 21, 29, and 8 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.
“We received information that two persons were coming to Taloja with the contraband. We immediately alerted our officials and deployed them at different places in plain clothes. Within a few hours, they spotted two suspicious-looking persons roaming there. When they checked their pockets, they found 62 grams of heroin with them,” said a crime branch official.
The police, however, did not disclose the names of the accused, as some more people involved in the crimes are yet to be arrested.
“We are now trying to find out from where the accused got the contraband, and who was supposed to receive the consignment in Taloja. They were produced before the judicial court on Wednesday afternoon and have been remanded to police custody,” the officer said.