Inter-state drug cartel busted in Delhi, two arrested
New Delhi: A team of Special Cell has busted an interstate drug cartel by arresting Madhya Pradesh-based notorious kingpin Vinay Jain, 46, alongwith his key carrier namely Sukhwinder Singh, 58, a resident of Ludhiana in Punjab on Sunday.
Four kgs of high grade heroin and 10 kgs of high quality opium worth more than Rs 20 crore in the international market have been recovered.
Besides, a truck used in transporting contrabands and mobile handsets with several SIM cards used in the drug trafficking activities have also been recovered from them.
Sleuths of Special Cell of Northern Range had developed information that Vinay Jain of Ratlam, MP procures contraband from Manipur and transport the drugs to Delhi, UP, MP and Punjab through truck drivers.
This information was further developed by SI Praveen Rathee along with the team members through technical and human surveillance.
After painstaking efforts of four months, some of the members of this cartel were identified in Delhi, MP and Punjab.
"On September 22, specific information was received that a key member of this cartel, a driver Sukhwinder Singh would come near Azadpur Sabzi Mandi area with a big consignment of contraband in his truck. Accordingly, a trap was laid at the vantage near Azadpur Subzi Mandi, the truck arrived and stopped about 20 meters ahead of traffic light signal towards Shalimar Bagh underpass and started waiting. After some time, when nobody tuned up Sukhwinder Singh started driving away, and then he was stopped. The search of truck led to the recovery of four kgs of fine quality heroin and 10 kgs of fine quality opium from a secret cavity in driver's cabin." said DCP Special Cell Sanjeev Yadav.
He kept drugs hidden in secret cavity of his truck in driver's cabin. He then delivered the drugs in Delhi, UP, MP and Punjab in his truck to drug traffickers as per directions of Vinay Jain.