Inter-state drug syndicate busted, 2 cousins held

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Inter-state drug syndicate busted, 2 cousins held

Thursday, 22 July 2021 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

With the arrest of two cousins, the Delhi Police on Wednesday claimed to have busted an inter-state drug syndicate involved in manufacturing and supplying heroin in the national Capital.

The accused have been identified as Sajid Khan (24), and Wajid Khan (28), both residents of Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh (UP), were arrested from east Delhi’s Gazipur area.

One kg heroin worth around `2 crore in international market has been seized, police said.

According to Chinmoy Biswal, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Crime Branch, Narcotics, on July 13, police received specific inputs that two persons, involved in supply of heroin, would come near Shamshan Ghat, Gazipur to supply drugs.

“Following the inputs, a trap was laid and the accused were apprehended with two parcels of heroin,” said the DCP.

“During interrogation, the accused persons disclosed that they are cousins and involved in drug trafficking for the last five to six years. In 2016, they were caught by Bareilly UP with heroin,” said the DCP.

“The accused disclosed that they are experts of making heroin by using crude and chemicals. They used to purchase the crude (poppy head extracts) and chemicals from Bareilly and manufacture heroin,” said the DCP.

“They also pointed out the place of making of the heroin, which was situated in the forest of the Village Bhaira on the banks of Ganga River,” said the DCP adding that further investigation is underway.

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