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20-kg high-grade heroin worth `80 cr seized, 6 arrested

20-kg high-grade heroin worth `80 cr seized, 6 arrested

New Delhi: Special Cell of Delhi Police has busted two different Interstate drug cartels by arresting their six prime members identified as Mausam Ali (30), Chhote Khan (55), Sajid Ali (32) and Shakir (27) all residents of UP's Bareilly, Sanjay (36) and Jalil Khan (50) both residents of Budaun, 20 kg of high-grade heroin worth more than Rs 80 crore in the international market has been recovered from their possession. One Ertiga car and one truck used in transporting the contraband also been seized. Several mobile handsets and several SIM cards used in the drug trafficking activities have also been recovered from them.

On 18 January, specific information was received that three key members of this narcotic cartel Mausam Ali, Chhote Khan and Sanjay would come in a car behind Nirankari Sarovar, Delhi to deliver consignment of heroin to one of their Delhi based contact. Accordingly, a raiding party constituted and at around 1:05 pm, Mausam Ali, Chhote Khan and Sanjay were apprehended. During search 1.5 kg heroin each, was recovered from both Mausam Ali and Chhote Khan while two kg heroin was recovered from a secret cavity made around the Speedometer and inside the hand-rest on the rear seat of the car.

On January 20, another specific information was received that two key members of another drug cartel namely Sajid Ali and Shakir would come to supply huge consignment of drugs to one of Delhi based contact in their truck. Sajid Ali and Shakir were apprehended from Rithala road towards Helipad, Rohini, Delhi at around 7:10 pm. During their search 15 kg of high grade heroin was recovered. "Jalil disclosed that he used to receive crude heroin from suppliers of Bareilly and thereafter he used to prepare pure heroin at his secret hideouts.Sajid Ali and Shakir disclosed that they have been indulging in trafficking of narcotic drugs for last about 4-5 years," said DCP Special Cell Sajeev Yadav.

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