The accused men allegedly work with an international drug racket. They had brought the contraband to India for selling it to Nigerian nationals. The Nigerian nationals would distribute the heroin to several parts of the national capital. The officials recovered a total of 177 tablets of heroin from the accused.
Out of the nine accused, seven had hidden the contraband in their stomach. An investigation revealed that the men had arrived in India from Kabul, Afghanistan. On December 21, the officials had arrested two men who had also swallowed heroin tablets
During interrogation, the two men revealed that their associates were coming to India with another consignment. Based on the information gathered during the interrogation, the officials intercepted the accused and took them into custody.
The nine men were taken to a hospital for a medical examination. The accused were made to excrete the tablets through a medical procedure. Following this, the officials arrested the accused. The NCB officials have said that they are trying to trace the other persons involved in the racket.
Five Afghans arrested at IGI Airport while trying to smuggle heroin
In September last year, five Afghans were arrested at the Delhi Airport by the officers of the Air Intelligence Unit, Preventive Branch of IGIA Customs and Special Cell, Delhi Police. The accused had allegedly ingested 370 high purity heroin capsules.
Kalrav Rakesh Mishra, Deputy Commissioner of Customs, IGI Airport said that it was a well-coordinated operation. The capsules were ejected by the accused at a hospital. They were allegedly carrying 370 capsules in total. The accused were booked under sections of the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances A
Source : Afghan Voice Agency(AVA)
Monday 13 January 2020 16:14