New Delhi: Delhi police have arrested two men and found 10 kilograms of heroin from them worth more than Rs 40 crore hidden in a car. Senior officials stated that the two men were members of an international drug cartel and heroin was recovered smuggled into India from Myanmar across the Manipur border.
Police identified the man arrested as Dinesh Singh 57, and Nazir, 28, both from Ghazipur, UP.
The arrest was made last Thursday from nearby ISBT Sarai Kale Khan on the Delhi-Meerut Expressway when information was received that several members of an international drug syndicate involved in the supply of heroin from Myanmar would visit Delhi.
“Further investigation established that Nazir and Dinesh, both members of the cartel, had collected a large consignment of heroin from Jharkhand and would arrive in a Maruti SX4 car to point-T on the Delhi-Meerut Expressway near ISBT Sarai Kale Khan during the early hours of March 24. Accordingly, “The team led by Inspector Shiv Kumar, under the supervision of assistant police commissioner Attar Singh, set a trap. At around 5.30 am, the identified vehicle was intercepted and two men were arrested,” said deputy police commissioner (special cell) Jasmeet Singh.
Singh said when searching for the two men, three kilograms of heroin were found in each person. Further, while searching the car, four kilograms of heroin were again found in a cavity under the back seat, he said.
The DCP stated that the men arrested claimed that they bought heroin from people in Chattra, Jharkhand, and they had to send six kilograms of shipments to people in Delhi and the remaining four kilograms to people in Gazipur, UP.
“The two further revealed that the heroin provider had ties in Myanmar and Manipur. Most of the heroin brought to Manipur from Myanmar was sent to the adjoining states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh and the smuggled goods were further transported to other parts of the country, including Delhi. They also revealed that heroin quality “smuggled from Myanmar and Manipur are more superior than heroin produced from opium in areas cultivated in India. That is why heroin produced in Myanmar and Manipur is in high demand internationally as well as in India,” said Singh.