The Special Cell of Delhi Police has arrested six persons, allegedly part of an international drug trafficking racket. The accused include a Pakistani and two Nigerians.
Police claimed to have recovered 17.8 kilograms of heroin, worth Rs 18 crore, from their possession.
The drugs were manufactured at a factory in Peshawar. Police said Afzal, the main accused from Pakistan, procured the drugs from the factory, Pakafghanistan Private Limited, and passed them to India through the Punjab border.
Two other accused, Tejinder and Vinay, who belong to Amritsar, received the consignment from Afzal and sent it to Delhi.
The drugs were sold in the capital by two Nigerians, Ebenezer and Kingsley.
While Ebenezer was arrested from the Janakpuri Metro station, Kingsley was reportedly arrested from the Uttam Nagar bus terminal with four kilograms of heroin.
According to police, Afzal visited India thrice and established his links in Amritsar through Vinay and Tejinder. He was arrested from near the PVR Plaza in Connaught Place area four days ago.
“He was aided in the drug trafficking trade by one of his accomplices Zulfikar, who is a resident of Lahore,” said Karnal Singh, Joint Commissioner of Police (Special Cell).