India police bust international drug cartel, four persons including a Nigerian arrested
Delhi Police special cell has arrested four key members of an international narcotic drug cartel. The accused have been identified as a Nigerian national, Michael Chinedu Chukwudi, Surender Singh, Balwinder Singh and Catherine Leonard Mrope a Tanzanian National.
About 4 kilograms of heroin worth over Rs 16 crores, several mobile handsets along with SIM cards used in drug trafficking, a car were recovered from the suspects.
The accused were under watch for last few months. Investigations revealed that the heroin was brought by the African nationals and are supplied to Punjab and Delhi-NCR.
On July 30, the police received information that two persons Balwinder Singh and Surender Singh came to Delhi and had procured a big consignment of heroin from African nationals from Dwarka. The police got information that both Bindar and Surender were to supply herion near Rohini jail. Acting on the information, the police laid a trap near the petrol pump and arrested the duo.
The accused disclosed that they were part of a massive international narcotic syndicate. They told the police that they used to supply heroin to various persons of Punjab and Delhi-NCR. Both disclosed that they used to get supply of heroin from persons of African origin in Pochanpur, Dwarka area. They also told that they had received consignment of 3 kg heroin from the African nationals.
They also told that these suppliers have taken two-three flats in Pochanpur and one house in Sector-38 Gurgaon, Haryana on rent, where they used to keep heroin
During interrogation Micheal Chinedu Chukwudi disclosed that he has been supplying heroin to various drugs supplier of Punjab including Balwinder and Surender for last six months. He further
Police said that the fake passports and visa stickers were prepared with master perfection. Investigation to identify other persons indulging in preparation of these forged passport and Visa stickers is underway.
Chukwudi also revealed that his African friends had contacts in Pakistan and Afghanistan, who used to send heroin to him through couriers. He also told that secret cavities carved inside suitcases, bags, household items are being used to safely smuggle narcotics to India.
Balwinder Singh has been indulging in supply of heroin for the last 15 years. He was arrested in 2007 under the NDPS Act in Sultanpur Lodhi, Punjab. In 2015, he was arrested in two more cases of NDPS Act. Surender Singh has been working with Balwinder Singh for over a year.