NIA: NIA files chargesheet in arms, drug smuggling case in Gujarat, case against 13 Pakistanis

Pankaj Prasad
National Investigation Agency
National Investigation Agency

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday filed a charge sheet against 13 Pakistani nationals in connection with cross-border smuggling of arms and drugs through Gujarat for terrorist activities in India.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday filed a charge sheet against 13 Pakistani nationals in connection with cross-border smuggling of arms and drugs through Gujarat for terrorist activities in India.

The charge sheet was filed in the NIA special court in Ahmedabad, stating that ten of the 13 accused were arrested in December last year for a large consignment of drugs and weapons hidden in gas cylinders by a fishing boat coming from Pakistan. was arrested along with

The NIA said the 10 accused arrested are Kaderbakhsh Umetan Baloch, Amanullah Moosa Baloch, Ismail Sabzal Baloch, Allahbakhsh Hattar Baloch, Goharbakhsh Dilmurad Baloch, Ammal Fullan Baloch, Gul Mohammad Htar Baloch, Andam Ali Bohar Baloch, Abdulgani Jungian Baloch and Abdulhakim Dilmurad. are Baloch. The remaining three Pakistani accused Haji Salim, Akbar and Karim Bakhsh, chargesheeted in the case, are absconding.

Gujarat's Anti-Terrorism Squad with the help of Coast Guard arrested 10 Pakistani nationals with 40 kg of heroin, arms, 6 foreign-made pistols, 6 magazines, 9 mm live cartridges, hidden in gas cylinders through a boat from Pakistan December 2022 I was caught. Pakistani identity cards, mobiles and Pakistani notes were also recovered from them. In March 2023, the case was handed over to the NIA.

As per the NIA investigation, a consignment of imported sophisticated weapons was being smuggled into India by the accused for delivery to India-based absconding accused Harun. The agency said that Haroon had conspired to illegally smuggle a consignment of arms and prohibited substances from Pakistan into India to provide funds to terrorist organizations and gangs operating in Punjab and North India. The conspiracy was unearthed after Gujarat's Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) received credible inputs that Salim, a Pakistan-based drug smuggler, was trying to smuggle a large consignment of banned drugs and illegal weapons from Pakistan through Okha.