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Inter-State drug cartel busted, Rs 40 cr heroin seized

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Inter-State drug cartel busted, Rs 40 cr heroin seized

Saturday, 21 September 2019 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

With the arrest of two persons the sleuths of Delhi Police special cell has claimed to bust an inter-State narcotic drug cartel and recovered 10.5 kilograms (kgs) of heroin worth more than Rs 40 crores in the International market from their possession.

The duo arrested has identified as, Baijlur Rehman (28) and Abu Bakkar Siddique (24) both resident of Malda, West Bengal (WB).

According to Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Special Cell, a police team of the unit has been focusing on the drug trade from the infamous "Golden Triangle", which is centered around Myanmar's conflict-ridden north and has export hub for illicit drugs to the world for decades.

"The officials had developed information that one kingpin of this infamous cartel namely Saidul, of Malda, West Bengal procured contraband drugs from Nasir of Manipur and transports the drugs to Malda, (WB), Delhi, and UP through carriers. Nasir, in turn, is suspected to procure drugs from Myanmar in a clandestine manner," said the DCP.

"On Wednesday, a tip off was received that on the directions of Saidul, Rehman and Siddique would come to Majnu Tila, area in a truck to supply huge consignment of heroin to contacts of Delhi. Accordingly, a trap was laid and the duo was nabbed," said the DCP.

"The interrogation of the duo confirmed that the recovered heroin was handed over to them by Saidul of Malda (WB) at Guwahati and the same was to be delivered to their contact in Delhi," DCP said.


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