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Two foreign nationals arrested with heroin worth Rs 32cr: Police

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Two foreign nationals suspected to be members of an International drug cartel were arrested with worth Rs 32 crores, police said Friday.

The accused have been identified as Asadullah (27), an Afghan national and Moussa Zie (30), an national, they added.

The accused used to supply to their clients in the National Capital Region and other states across north

On January 8, police learnt that Asadullah would deliver a big consignment to one of his contacts near Geetanjali Bus Stop in Malviya Nagar area, police said.

Subsequently, a trap was laid and at around 1.00 pm, the Afghan national was spotted coming from When Asadullah was leaving the spot, he was surrounded and overpowered by the police team, of said.

Six kgs of high-quality were recovered from him. On his insistence, Zie was nabbed on January 9 from near and two kgs of heroin were seized, the DCP said.

Investigations revealed that Asadullah used to deliver heroin in from and handed over the consignment to several African nationals, one of whom is Moussa Zie. His fellow Afghan nationals carried heroin capsules in their stomach and sometimes in secret cavities of their bags in aeroplanes as per directions of the Afghan-based kingpin of the alleged cartel, the DCP said.

He procured the last consignment from Afghan carriers about a week ago. He said that he brought two such consignments in his stomach. He has also revealed that he has been visiting frequently on a medical visa for purpose of smuggling of heroin, the said.

Zie arrived in in July 2017 on a tourist visa for a period of six months but did not return even after the expiry of visa. He was lured by a Nigerian national for smuggling heroin and he acted as a carrier of heroin for him for six months, Kushwah said.

Later, Zie developed his own network and since then had been smuggling heroin independently. He used to get a supply of heroin from Afghan nationals including Asadullah, he added.

He also revealed that he had supplied the contraband to other countries, including Canada, England, France, through courier companies, the said.

The members of the alleged cartel have already supplied more than 100 kgs heroin in during the last one year, police said.

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 18:45 IST