International drug ring busted in Delhi

Police arrest 6 people -- 3 Indians, 2 Nigerians and a Pak national -- from several places with 17 kg of heroin.

india Updated: Dec 26, 2006 15:06 IST

Members of an international drug cartel, comprising three Indians, two Nigerians and a Pakistani national, were arrested here and over 17 kg of "pure heroin" was seized from them, police said on Tuesday.

"It looks like a well networked gang of drug couriers operating in Delhi for quite sometime. We have seized 17.8 kg of pure heroin, and one kilo of the drug is worth Rs.10 million (nearly $225,000) in the international market," said Karnail Singh, joint commissioner of police (special cell).

The six people - Tejinder, Vinay, Kalpesh (all Indians), Kinsley, Jack (Nigerians) and Afzal, a Pakistani national - were arrested from several destinations in the capital on Monday.

While Kinsley and Vinay were arrested from Uttam Nagar, Kalpesh and Jack were caught from Tilak Nagar, Tejinder from PVR Vikas Puri and Afzal was arrested from Connaught Place.

Police said they would raid several other places and hope to arrest more drug dealers soon.

"The involvement of Nigerians in the drug trade is not new but what is interesting is the arrest of a Pakistani national. We think the network is quite wide," said a police official.

First Published: Dec 26, 2006 13:18 IST