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Delhi Police targets drug peddlers supplying heroin in Delhi-NCR

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New Delhi: From arrests made and FIRs registered by the Delhi Police over the last one month, it is obvious that the Union capital has become a hub for drug peddlers, who are receiving consignment of heroin, from Bareily in Uttar Pradesh, which is close to the Nepal border, and were having links in West Bengal and Assam, two Indian States sharing border with Bangladesh.

In order to combat the drug menace, the officials of Narcotics Squad of South-East District of Delhi Police is presently engaged in building “specific information” about the supply of heroin in the Delhi/NCR region. According to the Police, the Information about the movement of drugs in Delhi is being developed through technical intelligence and local informers.

The Police team earlier this week (first week of August 2018) gathered information about some notorious drug dealers who were involved in the supply of Heroin in Delhi/NCR.

Technical and human surveillance was mounted on the movement of the members of the drug cartels by the Police and during surveillance it was gathered that a gang was using private cars to transport the contraband in Delhi/NCR.

On 1 August 2018,the Police team laid a trap at C. V. Raman Marg, Taimoor Nagar, and at about 3:15 am, a Hyundai Creta car (with No. DL-3CCN-xxxx), which was coming from Maharani Bagh side, was signalled to stop but instead of slowing down, the vehicle the driver sped past and tried to escape but the car was intercepted with the help of barricades and its driver and a co-passenger, both were overpowered.

The Police has recovered 270 gm of heroin from the possession of the accused Tajuddin, alias Ali, 100 gm heroin from Mohd. Suman, alias Allauddin and 350 gm heroin from their car. A total of 720 gram heroin was recovered from their exclusive possession. An FIR (No. 196/18), under Sections 21/25/29 NDPS Act, has been registered on 1 August 2018 by the New Friends Colony police station and both the accused have been arrested.

During sustained interrogation, the accused disclosed that they originally belong to Bengal and presently were residing in Taimoor Nagar. They came in contact with few inter-state drug dealers who allured them to join the illegal drug peddling business for a quick buck. Accused persons further disclosed that they used to procure drugs from one Sheru from Bawana who used to receive the consignment from Bareilly (UP) from other illegal sources. The drug was then being sold to dealers in Delhi/NCR area.

Recently on 7 July, the Special cell of Lodhi Colony in New Delhi received specific information from a police informer at 11.30 am that a person by the name of Binod, who was a resident of Assam was coming, along with his colleague Riyazuddin of Bareily in Uttar Pradesh, with a big consignment of heroin procured from another person from Assam, who was identified as Maina for delivering it to one Nasir near the Rohini Sector 18 Metro station.

A Police team reached the identified spot from where both the accused Binod Rajbongshi, resident of Gagaghat district in Assam and Riyazuddin of Mustafanagar, Bareily were taken into custody and from their possession 4 kg of heroin was seized (1.5 kg from Binod and 2.560 kg from Riyazuddin).

Huge seizure of heroin from Pak border: Red Cross to honour BSF officer and his team

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BSF DIG Rajesh Sharma

Chandigarh: The Red Cross Integrated Centre for rehabilitation of Addicts, in collaboration with Lions Club, Kahnuwan Muskan in Punjab, will be honouring Border Security Force DIG Rajesh Sharma and his team of BSF personnel for one of the largest seizure of contraband heroin and thwarting an intrusion bid by smugglers from the Pakistan side.

The BSF team led by DIG Rajesh Sharma, recently succeeded in capturing 55 kg of heroin (55 packets each weighing a kg) from the Rosse outpost. This is the largest haul of contraband narcotic substance from the border by the BSF this year.

The Red Cross has said in a letter: “Ever since the BSF DIG Rajesh Sharma has joined the border district, the BSF personnel are achieving a new height by capturing large consignments of heroin. If these are sold in the area, it would destroyed the lives of hundreds of youth who are falling prey to this deadly addiction.”

CIA Factbook: Afghanistan is world’s largest producer of opium and the US is largest consumer of cocaine

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Afghanistan is world’s largest producer of opium while the United States of America is the world’s largest consumer of cocaine and a major consumer of ecstasy and Mexican methamphetamine, besides the US is also a money-laundering center.

This information is derived from the American Central Intelligence Agency’s most popular publication — The World Factbook.

Presenting the global scenario visi-a-vis illicit drugs, the CIA document, which falls short of giving the latest data, states that worldwide coca leaf cultivation in 2013 amounted to about 165,000 hectares, assuming a stable crop in Bolivia; Colombia produced slightly less than half of the worldwide crop, followed by Peru and Bolivia; potential pure cocaine production increased 7% to 640 metric tons in 2013; Colombia conducts an aggressive coca eradication campaign, Peru has increased its eradication efforts, but remains hesitant to eradicate coca in key growing areas, it has been pointed out.

In terms of opiates, the CIA Factbook goes on to state that worldwide illicit opium poppy cultivation increased in 2013, with potential opium production reaching 6,800 metric tons.

Afghanistan is world’s primary opium producer, accounting for 82% of the global supply; Southeast Asia was responsible for 12% of global opium; Pakistan produced 3% of global opium; Latin America produced 4% of global opium, and most was refined into heroin destined for the US market (2015).

What the CIA Factbook says about some countries

Afghanistan

world’s largest producer of opium; poppy cultivation increased 7 percent, to a record 211,000 hectares in 2014 from 198,000 hectares in 2013, while eradication dropped sharply; relatively low opium yields due to poor weather kept potential opium production – 6,300 metric tons – below the record set in 2007; the Taliban and other antigovernment groups participate in and profit from the opiate trade, which is a key source of revenue for the Taliban inside Afghanistan; widespread corruption and instability impede counterdrug efforts; most of the heroin consumed in Europe and Eurasia is derived from Afghan opium; Afghanistan is also struggling to respond to a burgeoning domestic opiate addiction problem; vulnerable to drug money laundering through informal financial networks; illicit cultivation of cannabis and regional source of hashish.

Australia

Tasmania is one of the world’s major suppliers of licit opiate products; government maintains strict controls over areas of opium poppy cultivation and output of poppy straw concentrate; major consumer of cocaine and amphetamines.

Hong Kong

Despite strenuous law enforcement efforts, faces difficult challenges in controlling transit of heroin and methamphetamine to regional and world markets; modern banking system provides conduit for money laundering; rising indigenous use of synthetic drugs, especially among young people.

India

World’s largest producer of licit opium for the pharmaceutical trade, but an undetermined quantity of opium is diverted to illicit international drug markets; transit point for illicit narcotics produced in neighboring countries and throughout Southwest Asia; illicit producer of methaqualone; vulnerable to narcotics money laundering through the hawala system; licit ketamine and precursor production.

Italy

Important gateway for and consumer of Latin American cocaine and Southwest Asian heroin entering the European market; money laundering by organized crime and from smuggling.

Pakistan

Significant transit area for Afghan drugs, including heroin, opium, morphine, and hashish, bound for Iran, Western markets, the Gulf States, Africa, and Asia; financial crimes related to drug trafficking, terrorism, corruption, and smuggling remain problems; opium poppy cultivation estimated to be 2,300 hectares in 2007 with 600 of those hectares eradicated; federal and provincial authorities continue to conduct anti-poppy campaigns that utilizes forced eradication, fines, and arrests.

Russia

limited cultivation of illicit cannabis and opium poppy and producer of methamphetamine, mostly for domestic consumption; government has active illicit crop eradication program; used as transshipment point for Asian opiates, cannabis, and Latin American cocaine bound for growing domestic markets, to a lesser extent Western and Central Europe, and occasionally to the US; major source of heroin precursor chemicals; corruption and organized crime are key concerns; major consumer of opiates.

Singapore

Drug abuse is limited because of aggressive law enforcement efforts, including carrying out death sentences; as a transportation and financial services hub, Singapore is vulnerable, despite strict laws and enforcement, as a venue for money laundering.

South Africa

transshipment center for heroin, hashish, and cocaine, as well as a major cultivator of marijuana in its own right; cocaine and heroin consumption on the rise; world’s largest market for illicit methaqualone, usually imported illegally from India through various east African countries, but increasingly producing its own synthetic drugs for domestic consumption; attractive venue for money launderers given the increasing level of organized criminal and narcotics activity in the region and the size of the South African economy.

Spain

Despite rigorous law enforcement efforts, North African, Latin American, Galician, and other European traffickers take advantage of Spain’s long coastline to land large shipments of cocaine and hashish for distribution to the European market; consumer for Latin American cocaine and North African hashish; destination and minor transshipment point for Southwest Asian heroin; money-laundering site for Colombian narcotics trafficking organizations and organized crime.

Turkey

key transit route for Southwest Asian heroin to Western Europe and, to a lesser extent, the US – via air, land, and sea routes; major Turkish and other international trafficking organizations operate out of Istanbul; laboratories to convert imported morphine base into heroin exist in remote regions of Turkey and near Istanbul; government maintains strict controls over areas of legal opium poppy cultivation and over output of poppy straw concentrate; lax enforcement of money-laundering controls.

United Arab Emirates

The UAE is a drug transshipment point for traffickers given its proximity to Southwest Asian drug-producing countries; the UAE’s position as a major financial center makes it vulnerable to money laundering; anti-money-laundering controls improving, but informal banking remains unregulated.

United Kingdom

Producer of limited amounts of synthetic drugs and synthetic precursor chemicals; major consumer of Southwest Asian heroin, Latin American cocaine, and synthetic drugs; money-laundering center.

United States of America

world’s largest consumer of cocaine (shipped from Colombia through Mexico and the Caribbean), Colombian heroin, and Mexican heroin and marijuana; major consumer of ecstasy and Mexican methamphetamine; minor consumer of high-quality Southeast Asian heroin; illicit producer of cannabis, marijuana, depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens, and methamphetamine; money-laundering center.

Delhi Police busts International narcotics syndicate

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delhi police4New 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.