A businessman has been arrested by the Narcotics Branch of the Delhi Police while receiving cocaine from a drug peddler in Connaught Place locality in the heart of the city.
Suresh Bajaj, the owner of sports goods firm Bajaj and Co in Connaught Place, landed in police net on Thursday while he was striking a deal with one Istiak Ahmed, a cocaine peddler, police said.
Ten grams of cocaine was recovered from Ahmed, while two grams was found in Bajaj's possession, police said. The Honda City car used by Bajaj was also seized. One gram of cocaine costs Rs 3,500 in international market.
A resident of Greater Kailash-I, Bajaj is a regular customer of Ahmed, police said. He had taken to drugs because of some family problems.
Ahmed was arrested earlier in 2003 in a heroin peddling case. The Narcotics Branch of the Delhi Police has in the last eight days seized 6.42 kilogram of heroin and 1.1 kg of charas and arrested five persons in this connection.