New Delhi:-The Special Cell of Delhi Police today claimed to have busted an international narcotics syndicate by arresting three drug smugglers, including a woman, who were allegedly carrying opium worth Rs 15 crore in international market.
The traffickers brought the opium from Myanmar for supply to Delhi and its neighbouring states, police said.
They were arrested from Kashmiri Gate, said DCP of Special Cell Rajiv Ranjan.
Musfique Alam and Dipti Purtti were arrested on the evening of June 28 based on specific inputs and 10 kg opium was seized from the duo, he said.
During interrogation, they disclosed that they are part of a big international narcotic syndicate and are trafficking drugs in Delhi and UP from North-Eastern states since several years, the officer said, adding, the accused have been procuring opium from Dimapur(Nagaland)-based supplier Chandan.
Later, based on the information given by Alam and Dipti, police arrested their handler Rahees near GPO, Kashmiri Gate on the night of same day.
Both Musfique and Rahees were earlier arrested by police in connection with auto-lifting cases in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, Ranjan said.
Dipti, who belonged to a poor family in Assam, revealed that Chandan received supply of opium and heroin from neighboring country Myanmar through porous borders near Manipur.
He sent opium and heroin to UP and Delhi through his carriers. Dipti has been working as his carrier since last several months, the officer said.
It has also come to notice that notorious drug suppliers of Manipur and Nagaland are sending big consignments of heroin, opium and other contraband to various parts of the country including opium growing areas of Bareilly, Badaun, Barabanki, Mandsore and Jhalawar in UP, MP and Rajasthan, he said.
The opium and heroin smuggled from Myanmar is quite cheap and good quality in comparison to opium grown in India and heroin illegally manufactured from it, he said.
The carriers would get Rs 10,000 for supply of each consignment to its destination. Further investigation to identify and arrest the remaining persons is in progress, he added.
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