A large smuggling group has been dismantled in Delhi, leading to the recovery of 12 kg of heroin worth Rs 48 crore, Delhi police said today. Four people were arrested.
The operation of the Delhi police special cell led to the arrest of the alleged leader Mohammed Abdur Razak and his collaborators Shahnawaz Hussian, Sachit and Mohammed Idris Ali.
A truck and scooter used by the gang were seized, police said.
Shahnawaz told police he had traveled to Manipur several times over the past 3-4 years in his truck to bring in heroin, which was hidden in a secret compartment under the vehicle. He also made stops in Guwahati in Assam and other parts of the state to make deals, police said.
DCP from the Sanjeev Yadav special cell said interrogation of some of the defendants arrested in recent raids gave them good leads, which ultimately helped catch the four men. Mr Yadav said the narcotics have been targeted for distribution in the northern states.
Afghanistan is one of the suspected routes from which the heroin originated, the policeman said.
In the past three or four years, the heroin also came from Manipur, which shares a border with Myanmar, and from there the narcotics are smuggled into Uttar Pradesh and then distributed throughout the country, he said. police officer.
This particular group of four men got the last batch of substandard heroin from suppliers in Manipur and brought them to Delhi, where they worked to improve the quality for sale in the National Capital Region (NCR) and the UP areas, police said.
Manipur heroin suppliers are believed to be hiding in remote hills near the Myanmar border, police said.