Delhi Police nabs Mohd. Nadeem Khan in inter-state drug cartel
In a major crackdown on the inter-state drug cartel, the Special Cell of Delhi Police has arrested a prime member, Mohd. Nadeem Khan, who was responsible for the flow of heroin consignment from Sasaram, Bihar to other parts of the country.
He was hiding them in secret cavities specifically made for the illegal trafficking of drugs.
The accused, Mohd Nadeem Khan is a resident of Seelampur, Jafrabad, North East Delhi. Mohd Nadeem Khan has a bounty of Rs.1 lakh on his head.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Rajeev Ranjan Singh said, “Last year a team of Northern Range and Special Task Force, Special Cell got information that a cartel headed by Mohd Rafi alias Baboo Khan was running an inter-state narcotic trafficking operation out of Bareilly. Two key members namely Shajad and Amir were also identified.
The kingpin of the cartel Mohd Rafi, his associates Shahjad and Amir were later identified and arrested. A large consignment of the heroine, over 15 kg valued at Rs.60 crore, was recovered from Shahjad and Amir. Further, 520 gm high-grade heroin valued at more than Rs.2 crore in the international market had been recovered from Baboo Khan.”
He further added, “During further investigation, prime contact of the cartel in Delhi was identified as Nadeem Khan, and efforts were made to nab the accused. On January 1, a tip-off was received that the accused Nadeem would come to supply a huge consignment of heroin to his contact at ISBT Kashmiri Gate. Accordingly, a raiding party was set up which laid a trap and arrested the accused from the spot.”
“The accused was then produced before a concerned court and police custody has been taken for further investigation,” the DCP informed.
The official said that further investigation in the case is being carried out and efforts are on to establish the identity of other suppliers and receivers to unearth the complete chain of this drug syndicate.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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