New Delhi: The Delhi Police special cell on Thursday, busted an international narcotics cartel and seized 20 kgs of drugs, including 10 kgs of heroin and 10 kgs of opium, news agency ANI reported. The international value of the drugs that were recovered from two arrested, Abhishek Raja and Nizamuddin from Bihar is more than Rs 60 crore.
According to the officials, the recovered heroin and opium were smuggled into India from Myanmar via Manipur. The arrested accused persons along with their associates have been supplying drugs in Delhi-NCR & other states for the last three years, ANI reported.
Earlier on wednesday, the Delhi Police’s Special Cell unit seized 345 kilogram of the contraband soaked in licorice roots from a container at Mumbai’s Nhava Sheva Port. According to the Special Cell, the value of the heroin seized from the port was worth Rs 1,725 crore in the International market, reported PTI.
“The value of heroin seized was approximately Rs 1,725 crores. The container was transported to Delhi. This seizure indicates how narco terror is impacting our country and international players are using different methodologies to push drugs into our country,” said Special Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) HGS Dhaliwal.
The total weight of the licorice roots consignment was 20,000 kilogram. The seizure comes after police arrested two Afghan nationals — Mustafa Stanikzai, 23, and Rahimullah Rahimi, 44 — on September 3 and recovered 312.5 kg methamphetamine and 10 kg “high purity” Afghan heroin from them. Earlier in September, Delhi Police Special Cell had arrested two people and recovered 4.2 Kg of Heroin worth 21 crores in the International market. Both were arrested from ISBT Sarai kale khan area in the national capital.
(With ANI Inputs)