International drug cartel busted in Delhi, two key members of big international cartel arrested
An international narcotic drug cartel has been busted by the Delhi Police on Tuesday followed by the arrest of its two key members along with heroin worth Rs.40 crore in the international market. The accused, identified as Dinesh Singh (57) and Nazir alias Nazim (28), were arrested on March 24.
During interrogation, both the arrested drug suppliers revealed that they are members of a big international narcotic drug cartel and were involved in supplying drugs in Delhi-NCR and parts of Uttar Pradesh for the last 5 years.
On March 24, the police had received a tip-off that two members of the drug cartel — Dinesh and Nazir — have collected a big consignment of heroin from Jharkhand and would come to Delhi to deliver the supply of contraband to one of their contacts.
Subsequently, a police team was constituted which laid a trap at T point Delhi-Meerut Expressway near ISBT Sarai Kale Khan and apprehended both the accused.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) said a team of Special Cell was working on information that an international narcotics cartel is active in the states of Manipur, Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Delhi.
The members of this cartel were involved in receiving the supply of heroin smuggled from Myanmar and further supplied it to various parts of the country. “It took four months to develop this information and during this process, members of this cartel were identified,” the DCP said.
“Six kg of heroin, i.e., three kgs each from bags of both the accused was recovered. During the search of the car, another four kg of heroin was found hidden in a cavity created in the bottom of the backside seat of the car,” the official said.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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