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Former airport staffer held with heroin worth Rs 8 crore

The Special Cell of the Delhi police cell has busted an international drug racket and recovered heroin worth crores of rupees from a former ground staffer of Amritsar airport. The man has been arrested.

delhi Updated: Nov 04, 2010 23:24 IST
HT Correspondent

The Special Cell of the Delhi police cell has busted an international drug racket and recovered heroin worth crores of rupees from a former ground staffer of Amritsar airport. The man has been arrested.

A special cell team lead by assistant commissioner of police L N Rao claimed to have arrested a man identified as Sanjeev Kumar (23), who was allegedly in possession of more than four kg pure heroin estimated to be worth more than Rs 8 crore in international market.

"Our team received a tip off that he was carrying heroin which he was supposed to deliver as part of a consignment to an unidentified person near Akshardham temple in east Delhi," said Shibesh Singh, additional deputy commissioner of police (Special Cell).

The police claimed that a trap was laid around the temple on Wednesday evening and Kumar was arrested.

"He is involved in dealing with heroin suppliers who run the racket in different Asian countries. They are yet to be identified. Kumar was subjected to sustained interrogation wherein he disclosed that he has studied up to senior secondary and joined the drug trafficking to earn easy money. He also revealed that he procured the consignment of heroin from his counter parts in neighbouring countries through different sources," added Singh.

The police said Kumar had supplied the consignment to his various other contacts and agents who are based in Delhi and the NCR but are yet to be identified.

"Efforts are on to identify his associates and a team is working to get to the roots of the racket," added Singh.

A case has been registered at Lodhi Colony special cell police station.