With Fleet Of Luxury Cars, She Ran Rajasthan's Biggest Opium Racket
JODHPUR:  With a yellow dupatta covering her head, 31-year-old Sumita Bishnoi could be a woman from any Rajasthan village.

It would be hard to tell that she ran one of the biggest opium rings in the state, owns a mansion and a fleet of luxury cars.

Sumita, also known as Sunita, is now in the custody of the Jodhpur police, who believe they have stumbled upon one of the biggest drug smuggling networks in the state.

The police found out about Sunita when they caught two people smuggling opium three days ago.

The two said they were working for a woman called Sunita and described where she lives.

Some 50 policeman arrived to search a four-story house in Jodhpur's Boranada area and were astonished at what they found.

Besides around 75 grams of opium, they discovered evidence like a GPS system and an array of cars that were allegedly used for the supply and delivery of opium.

Six years ago, she was just a woman who accompanied her husband, a driver, to the city.

When her husband took up a job in Karnataka and moved, her life changed. She met Rajuram Ikram, an alleged liquor and drug smuggler with a crime record.

"He was the one who introduced Sumita to the world of smuggling," said Anwar Khan, a senior police officer.

A year back when Ikram was briefly arrested for smuggling opium, Sumita reportedly began to take over his network. She would escort and drive consignments of opium from Neemuch in Madhya Pradesh and Chittorgarh in Rajasthan - traditional opium growing areas.

These would then be further delivered on her instructions.

She controlled from home her network of cars used to pick up opium and deliver them in parts of western Rajasthan. She allegedly also roped in family members.

The police have sealed her bungalow and are looking for her missing partner Ikram.

Along with Sumita, four others of her gang have been arrested.