Burmese national, two others held with drugs
A Burmese national, along with his two accomplices allegedly carrying 161 kg of narcotics for smuggling to Burma and China, has been remanded to judicial custody for 11 days.delhi Updated: Jun 23, 2012 23:26 IST
A Burmese national, along with his two accomplices allegedly carrying 161 kg of narcotics for smuggling to Burma and China, has been remanded to judicial custody for 11 days.
The alleged Burmese national identified as Thomas Nihmunga, Abhinav Singh Chauhan, a Delhi resident and a Mizo woman named Lasangpuii are remanded to police custody till July 2 by the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Vinod Yadav.
The trio was arrested by the special cell of Delhi police on June 21 on a tip-off that Chauhan would be carrying huge quantity of narcotics.
Chauhan was apprehended with 161 kg of ephedrine, a psychotropic substance concealed in layers of bed sheets, packed in seven plastic packets. Chauhan was travelling in a hired taxi and was on his way to Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh from where he had planned to take a train to Guwahati.From there,the consignment was to be sent to Burma and China through Mizoram .
The police said Chauhan had disclosed that the consignment belonged to Lasangpuii, who was living at Masjid Moth here, and he was only a carrier. The police subsequently arrested Lasangpuii and then Thomas, from whom they recovered 2 kg of ephedrine.
It was also revealed that the consignment was procured from Dehradun in a form of medicine strips and upon reaching Delhi, Thomas would peel off the strips and convert the consignment into packets, which were then collected by Chauhan to be sent to Guwahati.
The police have now sought the custody of Chauhan and Lasangpuii to interrogate them to nab others in the drug smuggling syndicate.