NEW DELHI: Two kilograms of high-grade heroin worth around Rs 8 crore in the international market and brought to Delhi from Afghanistan and Pakistan, has been recovered with arrest of two alleged drug traffickers.
The accused Gurnam Singh and Dilbagh Singh were arrested yesterday by a Special Cell team of Delhi Police near Singhu Border after a high-speed chase beginning from Dwarka, Sanjiv Kumar, DCP (Special Cell) said.
"The arrested accused are part of an international drug cartel that spreads from Afghanistan, Pakistan to India and also involves some African nationals," he said.
Two kg of high-grade heroin worth Rs 8 crore in the international market was recovered from them. An amount of Rs 20 lakh obtained from the sale of drugs was also recovered from, he said.
The Special Cell sleuths of northern range were gathering information about the cartel for last 3-4 months. Finally, they got information yesterday that a big consignment of drugs would exchange hands near the petrol pump at Amrahi Village Extn in Dwarka.
It was also found out that the drug traffickers will be driving an i-20 car with a Haryana registration number.
A trap was laid at the designated spot, however the accused fled after a quick exchange of the consignment sensing police presence.
Teams of police tailed the car and after a high speed chase intercepted them near the Singhu Border and overpowered them after a scuffle, Yadav said.
Gurnaam is a maternal uncle of Dilbagh Singh.
The i-20 car recovered from them was registered in the name of Dilbagh's father Balwinder Singh who is presently lodged in Tihar jail, he said.
During interrogation, the duo told police that get supply of heroin from African drug traffickers residing in Dwarka. They also disclosed that these suppliers procured heroin from Afghanistan and Pakistan.
"Heroin is brought from Afghanistan and Pakistan by carriers who consume insoluble capsules of the drug. These carriers after landing in India flush the insoluble capsule out and supply it to drug dealers in Delhi and Punjab.
"These African nationals are also involved in sending consignments of heroin to other countries including England, France, Canada and South Africa through courier companies," the DCP said.
The accused also disclosed that due to the Assembly elections in Punjab, there is an acute shortage of drugs. After the elections, both of them had allegedly collected 4 big consignments of heroin from their supplier in Dwarka.
Gurnaam was also arrested last year in a case under the NDPS Act in Kapurthala, Punjab. Dilbagh's father Balwinder was earlier arrested by the Special Cell in the month of July last year.
He was arrested along with his two associates including a Nigerian national Micheal Chinedu and four kg of heroin was recovered from them, Yadav said.
Chinedu is currently lodged in Tihar jail with Balwinder and had allegedly introduced his Nigerian associate to Gurnam and Dilbagh who were receiving heroin from him for the last six months, he said.