Woman nabbed in Taimoor Nagar for peddling heroin
New Delhi: A 32-year-old woman was on Friday arrested from Taimoor Nagar for peddling drugs in the area, with police on Sunday claiming that she used to purchase heroin at Rs 12 lakh per kg from drugs suppliers.
Cops said the accused Hasina Begum used to prepare small packets containing a gram of heroin and used to sell them each at Rs 150, as a result earning a profit of Rs three lakh on the sale of one kg of heroin.
These packets were sold to drug addicts as well as revellers in parties and raves across Delhi-NCR.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (South East) Chinmoy Biswal on Sunday said that Begum was arrested after a trap was laid on Friday near the Taimoor Nagar drain and around 4.45 pm, suspect was seen sitting near water supply pipe. On seeing the police team, she tried to flee, but was easily nabbed.
The DCP further said during her cursory search, 265 g of heroin was recovered.
Cops revealed that Begum's involvment in the drug peddling business began when she go married in her early twenties to Mohammad Saleem. Begum's husband and in-laws even supported her in narcotics peddling business, cops added.
"Accused Hasina Begum had deployed unemployed young men to work for her. She used to give Rs 500 per day to them to sell heroin packets.
"Further, in order to avoid detection from police agencies, she had deployed young men as watchmen in plain clothes in the nearby areas, where she used to sell these packets," claimed Biswal.
He further said that these 'watchmen' used to keep an eye on the movement of cops in the area. If they saw anything suspicious, they used to inform Begum, who along with her vendors would immediately flee the spot.
In the last few months, regular action is being taken against drug peddlers in the South East District.
Last month, two notorious drug peddlers, namely Farooq Mohammad and Abhijit Mukherjee, were arrested from Jaitpur and Taimoor Nagar area, for possession of more than 500 g and 300 g, respectively, of heroin.