A 23-year-old man was nabbed while allegedly trying to smuggle in heroin valued at more than Rs 30 lakh in the international grey market, the crime branch said on Sunday.
Identified as one Zakir Hussain, a resident of north Delhi’s Bawana, one consignment of 300g of fine quality heroin was recovered from his possession, said Ravindra Yadav, additional CP (crime).
“We received a tip-off on March 23 that a person who supplies heroin in the area of Bhajanpura JJ Colony and nearby areas will arrive near Kashmere Gate around 5pm to deliver a consignment of heroin,” said additional CP Yadav.
Accordingly, a trap was laid on the Ring Road and Hussain was apprehended.
During interrogation, police claimed, Hussain revealed that he had taken to the trade after falling into bad company after the death of his father.
“He came in contact with one Rasool who stayed in the Bawana JJ Colony slum cluster and started selling heroin. Rasool used to bring heroin from Kanpur. Further investigation is underway,” Yadav added.
According to police, Hussain told them that he hails from West Bengal’s Birbhum district and had first come Delhi with his parents in the year 2009. A Class-8 dropout, he is currently married and has two children.
“Our teams are now looking for Rasool so that we can unearth the entire chain of demand and supply being operated by him and his associates in the Capital,” Yadav added.