New Delhi: NCB raided in Shaheen Bagh area of Jamia Nagar, Delhi and seized about 50 kg of high quality heroin and one person was arrested. This heroin is being estimated at Rs 100 crore in the international market.
NCB raided Shaheen Bagh area of Delhi’s Jamia Nagar and seized 50 kg of high quality heroin and one person was arrested. This heroin is being estimated at Rs 100 crore in the international market. The Central Anti-Narcotics Agency on Thursday claimed to have busted the Indo-Afghan drug-smuggling racket.
Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) Deputy Director General (Operations) Sanjay Kumar Singh said during a press briefing that cash worth Rs 30 lakh was also seized after an operation at a residential complex in South Delhi area on Wednesday. The official said the medicines were kept in backpacks and jute bags and wrapped in packets from e-commerce major Flipkart and other companies.
He said this is one of the biggest drug seizures in Delhi in recent times, that too from a residential area. Another 47 kilograms of “suspected” narcotics were also seized from the premises and the NCB has sent it to a laboratory for testing.
Singh said, “It is learned that an Indo-Afghan syndicate based in Delhi and NCR and neighboring states is linked to the case. These syndicates have expertise in manufacturing and adulteration of heroin at the local level.” A senior official said that the kingpin of the syndicate is based in Dubai and the agency is probing the matter further.
The person arrested in the raid did not live in this apartment located in Shaheen Bagh, but was on rent.
The NCB said that India-Afghanistan smuggled goods into India through sea and land-border routes and heroin is smuggled along with legitimate goods and cargo.
Later, heroin is extracted from these items by Indian members of these syndicates with the help of some Afghan nationals. The agency is conducting searches to bust the entire network and the smugglers are linked to operatives based in Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Delhi.