In one of the biggest ever narcotics haul in Delhi, the special cell of Delhi Police on Friday recovered 150 kgs of heroin worth Rs 600 crores. Five people, including two Afghan chemical experts, have been arrested and luxurious vehicles have been recovered from their possession.
Manishi Chandra, DCP Special Cell further stated, The accused were trying to set up a full-fledged reconstitutional factory in Delhi, a raid was conducted in Zakir Nagar area in Southeast Delhi where the industry set up making was busted.
The modus operandi, according to police, involved soaking of jute bags, meant for carrying cumin and other household spices from Afghanistan to India, in a heroin-laden solution.
"Every empty jute bag actually concealed a dried solution of heroin in its fibres. Once the spices were removed, each jute bag would yield These jute bags are processed and made into high-quality Afghan heroin,". Otherwise, the fine quality heroin could be detected easily as it has a high detection rate, Chandra said.
On searching the two vehicles, a total of 60 kg of fine quality contraband suspected to be heroin, was found concealed inside a cavity created between the backseat and legs space in the two cars.
Apart from the heroin, the police have also recovered two semi-automatic pistols and twenty-live cartridges & four luxury cars – Toyota Camry, Honda Civic, Toyota Altis, Toyota Coralla – have also been seized.
"Five persons, including two Afghan chemical experts, were arrested and seized around 150 kgs of Afghan origin heroin worth about Rs. 600crore in the international market," Delhi Police Special Cell had said on Friday.
The accused have been identified as Shinwari Rehmat Gul (30) and Akhtar Mohammad Shinwari (31), both residents of Afghanistan's Jalalabad, Vakeel Ahmed (36) and Raees Khan (43) from Delhi and Dheeraj alias Deepak (21) from Faridabad.
According to Police, the Indian Mastermind of the Syndicate have been identified and their efforts are on to apprehend them. The operation is underway and more arrest is expected, the Police added.