Over 400 kg of illegal narcotics seized, three arrested
NEW DELHI: The Special Cell of Delhi Police has busted an 'international drug syndicate' involved in trafficking of the narcotic drug 'pseudoephedrine' and arrested three men, including a Myanmar national, from various parts of Delhi-NCR.
438 kg of illegal pseudoephedrine, worth over Rs 50 crore, in the international market, has been seized by police.
46-year-old Summang, alias Pa Mang, a resident of village Sakawl Lam Tidim in Myanmar's Chin State has been identified as the prime accused.
The other accused include Sumit Kumar (22), resident of Kishangarh in Delhi's Vasant Kunj, and Sunil Goyal alias Mukesh (51), a resident of Ghaziabad.
The Special Cell had come to know about Sumit's involvement in running a 'pseudoephedrine cartel' from Delhi to north eastern parts of the country for further supply to Myanmar to prepare methamphetamine, also known as crystal meth or ice, for rave parties.
Soon, informers were deployed and surveillance was also mounted by Special Cell.
On October 31, around 4 PM, one of the informer tipped police off that Sumit would come at New Delhi railway station to book parcels containing the illegal pseudoephedrine to be sent to Guwahati via train.
The team identified Sumit at the spot and arrested him.
"During interrogation, accused Sumit Kumar stated that the main person of this drug syndicate is a Myanmar national namely Summang. Raids were conducted based on the information from Sumit and Summang, alias Pa Mang, was apprehended along with 96 kg of illegal narcotic drug pseudoephedrine from Vikaspuri," Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell), P S Kushwah said.
A fake Indian voter identity card and a PAN Card belonging to Summang, a Maruti Eeco car and several mobile phones have also been recovered by cops.
Sources said that the pseudoephedrine was being sent to Myanmar to prepare crystal meth, which is sold between $200 and $650 per gram all over the world for use, especially at rave parties.