NIA Files Chargesheet Against 13 Pakistani Nationals in Arms & Drug Trafficking Case

Rozana Spokesman

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Cross-border smuggling operation aimed at financing terrorist activities in India Exposed


NEW-DELHI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a chargesheet against 13 Pakistani nationals in connection with a high-profile case involving the smuggling of arms and narcotics across the border into Gujarat. The illicit activities were allegedly orchestrated to fund terrorist operations within India during the year 2022.

According to the NIA, ten out of the thirteen accused were apprehended in December of last year following the interception of a large consignment of drugs and weapons from a Pakistani fishing boat. Concealed within LPG cylinders, the seized materials comprised 40 kg of heroin, six foreign pistols, six magazines, 120 cartridges, along with Pakistani identity cards, Pakistani currency, and mobile phones.

The Special NIA Court in Ahmedabad received the chargesheet detailing the findings of the investigation. The ten arrested individuals were identified as Qadarbakhsh Umetan Baloch, Amanullah Musa Baloch, Ismail Baloch, Allahbakhsh Hatar Baloch, Goharbakhsh Dilmurad Baloch, Ammal Phulan Baloch, Gul Muhammad Hatar Baloch, Andam Ali Bohar Baloch, Abdulgani Jungian Baloch, and Abdul Hakeem Dilmur Mal. However, three other Pakistani suspects named in the chargesheet, Haji Salim, Akbar, and Karim Bakhsh, remain at large.

The NIA has been actively investigating the case, aiming to uncover the network involved in arms and drug trafficking across the India-Pakistan border. The intercepted consignment and subsequent chargesheet shed light on the nefarious nexus between illicit smuggling, terrorism financing, and cross-border criminal activities. The chargesheet filed by the NIA is a significant step towards ensuring accountability and justice in this case.