Heroin worth crores seized, four including one from state arrested

 New Delhi, Oct 9: Around 1.290 kg of heroin worth Rs 1.29 crore and over 100 kg of ganja worth Rs 10 lakh have been seized from four people in separate incidents, police said today. On receiving information, crime branch sleuths arrested 24-year-old Hanif Salman yesterday from near a Gurudwara in Seelampur. He was going to deliver a consignment to a contact, said Ashok Chand, DCP Crime and Railway. 

One kg of heroin worth Rs one crore in the illegal market was recovered from him, he said, adding Salman is a resident of Manipur and had completed graduation this year. Soon after his graduation he wanted to do some work to support his father financially but he could not find a job. He was lured into drug trafficking by an associate in Manipur and became a drug carrier. Salman used to get Rs 20,000 for delivery of each consignment.

The heroin had been brought from Manipur to Delhi to be delivered to a contact. In a separate incident, two drug traffickers were arrested on October 6 and 100.400 kilogram of ganja, worth Rs 10 lakh in the street market, was recovered from him. Two persons, Veer Bahadur (22) and Jamshed (37) were intercepted on receiving information that they would be coming to Okhla to deliver a consigment of 100 kgs 400 grams of ganja from their possession.

The Innova car in which they were travelling has been seized. They got into drug trafficking to make quick money. He used to procure ganja from Cuttack and Angul in Orissa and sell it in Delhi and the National Capital Region through his associates, Chand said. In another incident, Crime branch arrested Roshan Lal alias Lala from near Anand Vihar ISBT on October 5, when he came to deliver a banned drug consignment to his associate. Police recovered 290 gms of heroin from his possession.

Lal is a class 10th drop out and used to run autorickshaw to help his father. “During one local trip he met Munna of UP and was introduced to drug trade. He used to procure heroin from Munna and sell it to his customers in Delhi and Ghaziabad,” Chand said.

 

Source: Hueiyen Lanpao

 

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