Drug racket busted, Nigerian national held
New Delhi: High-grade heroin worth more than Rs 20 crore were recovered by Special Cell of Delhi Police when they arrested three persons, including a Nigerian national from south west Delhi.
Police said that the expatriate was also indulging in sending consignments of heroin to various countries like England, France, Canada, South Africa through courier companies.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (special cell) Sanjeev Kumar Yadav stated that it was suspected that the accused identified as Dsitadimma Casmir Arinze (37), a Nigerian national, was involved in supply of heroin to other arrested Punjab drug peddlers Jaswant Singh (30) and Charanjit Singh from last two years. Both further supplied heroin to small drug peddlers in Punjab.
The arrest was made by the team of Special Cell (northern range) led by Inspectors Attar Singh and Jeetendra Tiwari.
The arrest was made on Saturday after a specific information was received that two Punjab-based members of this cartel would come near Shiv Mandir in Uttam Nagar to receive a big consignment of heroin from an African origin person.
During the search of rented accommodation of Arinze, a fake passport of Sierra Leone having multiple fake visa stickers of India was recovered.
Arinze revealed that he procured heroin from Afghan nationals. He also disclosed that these Afghan nationals visit India by Air and bring heroin into the city by several means, including swallowing heroin-filled capsules.
"In the recent past, few instances of busting of the capsule in the stomach of these Afghan nationals have come to light in Delhi," police said.