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Drugs in stomach, Afghanistan man held with aide; `32 cr heroin seized

Drugs in stomach, Afghanistan man held with aide; `32 cr heroin seized

New Delhi: Foreigners indulging in drug cartel have been always innovative in their methods of smuggling drugs in the country, with swallowing drugs to be taken out at the destination point being the most favourite one. The Special Cell of Delhi Police has seized 8 kilograms of heroin from two foreign nationals from Afghanistan and Ivory Coast.

The accused identified as Asadullah (27), an Afghan national and Moussa Zie (30), an Ivory Coast national were presently residing in Hauz Khas and Nihal Vihar. They were nabbed from Malviya Nagar. While 6 kg of heroin was seized from Asadullah and 2 kg from Moussa Zie.

Arrested duo disclosed that they have been indulging in the supply of heroin in Delhi and North India. Asadullah has disclosed that he brings consignments of heroin in Delhi from Afghanistan and hands over the same to many African nationals, one of whom is Moussa Zie. He disclosed that his fellow Afghan nationals bring consignments of heroin in their stomach by swallowing heroin-filled capsules and sometimes in secret cavities of their bags in aeroplanes as per directions of Afghan based kingpin of this cartel. He also disclosed that he procured the last consignment of heroin from Afghan carriers sent by the kingpin about a week ago.

The drug in the stomach are quite difficult go be detected since they wrap the drugs into multiple layers to dodge the scanning machines. Later, if they pass the security check they are given laxatives to get the drugs out of the stomach.

"Medically speaking, there is huge risk involved in bringing heroin by swallowing capsules. In some cases, even death of some carriers has occurred due to the bursting of such capsules in their stomach. But the greed of easy money pushes more such gullible persons in this illegal trade. Arrested Asadullah has also revealed that members of his cartel has already supplied more than 100 kgs heroin in Delhi in last one year," said PS Kushwah, DCP Special Cell.

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