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Two Afghan nationals held for smuggling drugs

NEW DELHI: Delhi Police have busted an international drug trafficking racket, with the arrest of two Afghan nationals who managed to smuggle drugs into the country by concealing it inside their stomach.
Police said on Saturday that the accused were identified as Abdul Salam Rehmani, and Abdul Hakim Junaidi, both 33 years old.
Cops also recovered 60 capsules of heroine, weighing around 475 gm, and 60 capsules of methaqualone, weighing 425 gm, from the accused.
On April 11, on the basis of tip-off, a team of South East Delhi Police laid a trap near Jal Vihar in Lajpat Nagar and around 1 am, the police team spotted the two accused.
The duo was immediately overpowered and apprehended by the team.
During the search of the accused, 60 capsules wrapped in a toffee-like pattern were recovered.
On examining the capsules through field testing kits, the recovered drugs were found to be heroine and methaqualone.
The weight of the heroine recovered from 60 capsules, which were in Rehmani's possession, was found to be 475 gm. The methaqualone recovered from 60 capsules, which Junaidi had possessed, was found to weigh 425 gm.
During interrogation, Rehmani disclosed that he used to worked as a rickshaw puller in his native place, while Junaidi used to run a small departmental shop.
The duo wanted to earn quick money and around four-five months ago they met one Mohammad Shahi in Afghanistan, who gave them the offer to smuggle drug capsules from by swallowing them and expelling them once they reach their destination in India.
"They disclosed that their handler had assured them that capsules would be wrapped in a multilayer of polythene and would not harm them if they consume it. Since, both the accused were economically weak, they agreed to smuggle the consignment. They both were paid in US dollars," said DCP (South East) Chinmoy Biswal.
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