The Special Cell of Delhi Police has arrested a 50 year-old man in the national Capital with 45 kg Opium worth more than `30 Crore in the international market.
The accused is identified as Jasvir Singh (54), a resident of Moga, Punjab. Police said that he used to hide opium between rice packets to dodge the law enforcement agencies.
According to Rajiv Ranjan Singh, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Special Cell, the sleuths of Special Cell were working on information that an interstate narcotic drug cartel is active in the States of Manipur, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Delhi-NCR.
“Police had received information that members of this cartel are involved in supply of opium in Delhi, NCR, Uttar Pradesh (UP), after procuring the same from suppliers of Manipur, who further collect raw material from hilly areas around international borders of Manipur and Myanmar,” the DCP said.
“Police had started developing information around 3-4 months ago and during the process, members of the said cartel were identified and their activities were kept under discreet surveillance,” said the DCP.
“On September 24, specific inputs were received about Jasvir, who was involved in drug trafficking. He used to supply opium on the directions of Dilbag resident of Bazpur, Uttarakhand after procuring it from one Limanthang resident of Manipur,” said the DCP.
“Acting on the inputs, that Jasvir would come near Rajghat DTC depot, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Delhi to supply heroin to Surender a resident of Delhi, a trap was laid and he was apprehended,” said the DCP.
“On cursory checking 45 kg of opium concealed between 566 gunny bags containing rice was recovered from the truck of the arrested accused person,” said the DCP.
“On interrogation, he confirmed that the recovered opium was delivered to him by Lenmingthang a resident of Manipur on the directions of Dilbag a resident of Bazpur, Uttrakhand. Accordingly, the police registered a case under relevant sections of law and arrested the accused,” the DCP added.