New Delhi: A team of Special Cell of Delhi Police has busted an international narcotic syndicate.
Three members of the syndicate including a woman have been arrested with 15 Kg opium in their possession.The International value of recovered opium is estimated to be Rs. 15 crores. Three mobile phones with SIM cards used in drug trafficking have also been confiscated.
The 3-member gang comprised of Musfique Alam aka Babloo (37), Dipti Purtti @ Sumita ( 23) and Rahees (45). A Case (FIR No. 44/2015) was registered on 28 June in this natter under section 18/21 and 29/61/85 NDPS Act, by the Special Cell
The police team that busted the syndicate was led by Inspector Attar Singh, under the supervision of ACP Sandeep Byala. Attar Singh received an input regarding drug trafficking activities of members of this syndicate in Delhi, UP and North Eastern states for the last three months. Sub Inspector Rakesh Kumar along with staff were deputed to collect intelligence in this regard. Discreet surveillance was kept on movements of the members of this syndicate. Three months efforts by police delivered results when an information was received on 28 June. It indicated that two members of this syndicate had collected a big consignment of opium from Nagaland and both would come near ISBT at Kashmiri Gate in Delhi to deliver it to their contact. A raiding party was formed and trap was laid near ISBT, where both two drug suppliers Musfique Alam and Dipti Purtti were apprehended on 28 June evening and 10 kgs opium was recovered from them (approx. 5 kgs opium from each).
The above case was registered and investigation was taken up. During investigation, both the accused persons were subjected to sustained interrogation upon which they disclosed that they were part of a big international narcotic syndicate and were in trafficking drugs in Delhi and UP from North Eastern states for the last many years. Both disclosed that they procured opium from a person named Chandan of Deemapur. It was also revealed by them that their handler Rahees had also accompanied them upto Delhi from Bareilly, UP on the day of their arrest and he too is having some opium in his possession. They also disclosed that Rahees would meet them near GPO, Kashmiri Gate at about 11 pm. Dipti Purtti is the carrier of Chandan’s deal and Babloo is the carrier of Rahees and Amir. Both disclosed about their network in detail.
Following the disclosure of Musfique Alam, Rahees was apprehended at about 11 pm near GPO, Kashmiri Gate, Delhi and 5 kgs opium was recovered from his possession, taking the total seizure to 15 kgs. Accused Rahees admitted that he used to get supply of opium from Chandan of Deemapur, Nagaland through these two carriers. Musfique Alam admitted that he was engaged in illegal drug business for the past five years. Musfique Alam aka Babloo had been arrested earlier in cases of auto-lifting in PS Hauz Khas, New Delhi. Accused Rahees too was earlier involved in cases of auto-lifting in UP and Delhi. He alongwith Amir was arrested in cases of auto thefts in Ghaziabad, UP back in 2007. In Dasna jail, both met with one Babloo, a drug supplier of UP who lured both to work with him in drug trafficking to earn fast money. Due to their poverty, both fell prey to his trap and got initiated into drug trade with him since five years.
During investigation,, it was revealed that Chandan who was living near Deemapur (Nagaland) is part of a big international narcotic syndicate. He was receiving supply of opium and heroin from neighboring country Myanmar through porus borders near Manipur. Chandan sends opium and heroin to UP and Delhi through his carriers. Dipti Purtti has been working as his carrier for many months. It has also come to notice that notorious drug suppliers of Manipur and Nagaland are sending big consignments of heroin, opium and other contraband to various parts of the country including opium growing areas of Bareilly, Badaun, Barabanki Mandsore & Jhalawar, which means, satets of UP, MP and Rajasthan. The opium and heroin smuggled from Myanmar is quite cheap and of good quality in comparison to opium grown in India and heroin is thereby illegally manufactured from it. This new trend has emerged since past couple of years. Further investigation to identify & arrest the remaining persons is in progress.