Drug trafficker from MP held with 5kg heroin worth Rs 20 crore
Nand Kishore Joshi was a driver, when he met a Mandsaur-based man who introduced him to drug trafficking. He subsequently learned to prepare heroin from opium.delhi Updated: Jul 05, 2017 10:17 IST
A Delhi Police special cell arrested a 31-year-old Madhya Pradesh-based suspected drug dealer from the capital with five kilograms of heroin worth Rs 20 crore in international market, police said on Friday.
Nand Kishore Joshi, a resident of MP’s Mandsaur, was arrested on June 19 from near Hanuman Mandir on Outer Ring Road, said PS Kushwah, deputy commissioner of police (special cell).
A case under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act was registered and Joshi was arrested for supplying drugs, said Kushwah.
According to the DCP, the special cell had been working on information about a drug syndicate active in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan and Punjab for the last three-four months. The members of this syndicate are involved in smuggling high-grade heroin from MP to Delhi and adjoining states in India, said the officer.
On June 19, the police received a tip-off about Joshi’s arrival in Delhi with a big consignment of heroin, which was to be delivered to one of his contacts near Hanuman Mandir, between 10 pm to 11pm. A trap was laid and Joshi was nabbed. On searching his backpack, the police recovered five kilogram of heroin worth R20 crore in international market.
“During the interrogation, Joshi revealed that he was a driver and belonged to a lower middle class family. He came in contact with a person in Mandsaur, who lured him to drug trafficking. Slowly, he learnt preparation of heroin from opium. Joshi has been involved in drug trafficking for the last five years,” said the DCP.
The police are interrogating him to identify his associates and the person to whom Joshi had to deliver the consignment of heroin, he added.