Huge haul of heroin; J&K link surfaces

NEW DELHI, Apr 10:
The Delhi Police has recovered a huge haul of heroin worth Rs 125 crore and arrested four members of a gang that operated internationally, an official said  today.
The four arrested accused include a national of Nigeria and two of Afghanistan, DCP (Special Cell) PS Kushwah said.
“A total of  29 Kg of fine quality heroin valued at around Rs 125 crore has been recovered from the arrested accused.
“The entire network of international narco-syndicate originated from Afghanistan and terminated in Europe through Nigerian traffickers with its trail through Pakistan, J&K and Delhi as a transit point,” he said.
Special Cell was working on information that some persons from Kashmir have been visiting Delhi and supplying consignments of heroin to people of Afghan origin who had migrated to India. The information had further disclosed that these consignments were further routed through some  Nigerians and Afghan nationals, he said.
Based on specific input, a special team of the police caught a Srinagar resident, Jehangir Ahmad, from Paschim Vihar area here recovering 11 Kg heroin from him on March 26. During interrogation, he disclosed that the heroin was given to him by one Kashmiri and it was to be delivered to an Afghan citizen Gorbachan Singh who had been living in Delhi for the past one year, the officer said.
Further, on March 29, Gorbachan was caught from Vikas Puri and one Kg heroin was recovered from his possession, the officer said.
Another accused, Afghanistan national Mumtaj, was arrested on March 31. He told the police that he received directions from Pakistan and Afghanistan to receive heroin in India and to deliver the same to some specific people.
His passport details showed that he travelled to Pakistan before coming to India. (PTI)


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