Drug dealer held with 60-kg of poppy straw near NH-1
Delhi Police has claimed to have arrested an inter state drug dealer who dealt in high-quality poppy straws from Guru Teg Bahadur Memorial near NH-1 on Saturday.
The accused, identified as Subhash, a resident of Kurukshetra district (Haryana) was held with 60 kg of poppy straws, police said.
The police arrested Subhash after a tip-off was received that he would come near NH-1 to supply the contraband to his contact.
" We knew that Subhash, who has been supplying poppy straw in Delhi and other states would come near Guru Teg Bahadur Memorial. We had deputed a seven man team under the supervision of ACP Sanajy Sehrawat to the spot. He was immediately apprehended upon identification," said a senior police official.
The police have claimed that the accused has confessed to his involvement in the drug trade. He has told the police that he has been supplying narcotics substances for the past one year.
"Subhash used to procure the poppy straws from Madhya Pradesh from a Mewat based supplier by the name of Jahul. who has been supplying the contraband to Delhi and NCR region. The accused would pose as scrap dealers and carry the drugs in various cavities inside trucks to conceal themselves," the official added.
The police are now on the lookout for the other members of the gang, including Jahul.