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Arrested Myanmar woman worked under garb of NGO

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Patiala, July 03, 2014
First Published: 11:02 IST(3/7/2014) | Last Updated: 11:08 IST(3/7/2014)

Investigations into the synthetic drug trafficking racket busted by the Patiala zone police have revealed Myanmar (Burma) woman Cerboih alias Cherry, who was arrested from New Delhi on July 1, was working with an NGO in the national capital.

Her “overground” activities involved registration of children born in the refugee camps of Myanmar people in Delhi under the aegis of an organisation called ‘Food’. Investigations have revealed that Cerboih alias Cherry had prepared a fake voter card, a PAN card and also a driving licence in the name of Cherry. She was married to one Yanlan Hriata, an operative working for the CID wing of the Mizoram Police, who died of heroin addiction.

IG, Patiala zone, Paramjit Singh Gill said the seizure of over 5 lakh tablets of pseudoephedrine weighing 200 kg was effected on Wednesday from a rented godown in Harsh Matar, Vidya Nagar, in Delhi on the disclosures made by Cherry.

He added that investigations have revealed that Cherry was working as an important link in the supply chain for “end recipients” in Myanmar as well as Malaysia. She was in touch with one Walte, a Myanmar national and “end recipient”, and also with the members of a Chennai-based group.

The Malaysia-based drug lords controlled the activities of the drug trafficking cartel in a secretive manner and organised the entire travel arrangements of important operatives in a clandestine manner.

Money would be transferred through hawala channels with near-instant delivery within 15 minutes of phone calls being made by the hawala operatives, the IG said.

Gill added that the drug trafficking cartel was operating in a sophisticated manner by using separate channels for receipt of pseudoephedrine consignments, its transportation, storage and delivery to the next link in the supply chain in order to maintain secrecy.

Important operatives of the cartel were shadowed and kept under surveillance by Malaysiabased druglords, who were the “end recipients” of narcotic consignments. The “shadowing” of important operatives was carried out in an elaborate manner with vehicles being used to follow the moving operatives, visual surveillance being mounted on couriers moving through rail and all information provided being cross-checked. This was presumably done to avoid the possibility of double cross by any operative, the IG said.

Patiala: Investigations into the synthetic drug trafficking racket busted by the Patiala zone police have revealed Myanmar (Burma) woman Cerboih alias Cherry, who was arrested from New Delhi on July 1, was working with an NGO in the national capital.

Her “overground” activities involved registration of children born in the refugee camps of Myanmar people in Delhi under the aegis of an organisation called ‘Food’. Investigations have revealed that Cerboih alias Cherry had prepared a fake voter card, a PAN card and also a driving licence in the name of Cherry. She was married to one Yanlan Hriata, an operative working for the CID wing of the Mizoram Police, who died of heroin addiction.

IG, Patiala zone, Paramjit Singh Gill said the seizure of over 5 lakh tablets of pseudoephedrine weighing 200 kg was effected on Wednesday from a rented godown in Harsh Matar, Vidya Nagar, in Delhi on the disclosures made by Cherry.

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