Three drug traffickers held with four-kg of heroin
The Delhi Police have arrested three men for allegedly running an interstate drug cartel and have seized heroin worth Rs 20 crore on Wednesday.
The accused have been identified as Rajesh alias Raje (39), Deepak (35), the alleged kingpin of the gang and Sunil (29) who were arrested from various parts of the city.
The anti-terror unit of the Delhi Police, which has also busted a slew of narcotic cartels in the past few months had been developing information about the various drug cartels which were still operational and had been supplying drugs in Delhi.
While working on the current module, the police found that drugs were being procured in bulk quantity from Manipur. They were being brought to Delhi through different routes including from Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, said Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell). The drugs were then supplied in small quantities to other Delhi-based suppliers and peddlers, he added.
"It was found that one Rajesh, who works as a carrier and brings heroin to Delhi had procured a big consignment of heroin from Bareilly. It was also found that a part of the consignment was to be delivered to Deepak, the kingpin of the gang, near Vivekanand College", said the DCP.
Rajesh was nabbed on July 23 and three kilograms of heroin was seized from him. Deepak was arrested on July 24 from Cross River Mall in Surajmal Vihar and two kilograms of heroin was recovered from him.
Meanwhile, Deepak's associate Sunil (29) was arrested from Vijay Vihar and 100 gms of heroin was recovered from his possession, said the officer. Police have also seized a Santro Car, scooter and mobile handsets with SIM cards used for drug trafficking from the possession of the arrested accused.