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  Metros   Delhi  02 May 2018  Drug cartel busted, cops seize 2.5 kg heroin

Drug cartel busted, cops seize 2.5 kg heroin

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : May 2, 2018, 6:16 am IST
Updated : May 2, 2018, 6:16 am IST

He started waiting for someone after waiting for sometime he was about to move police team surrounded and overpowered him.

Efforts are on to apprehend the other members of the cartel and bust to break the entire network, added Mr. Yadav.
 Efforts are on to apprehend the other members of the cartel and bust to break the entire network, added Mr. Yadav.

New Delhi: An African national was arrested for drug trafficking and narcotic drug cartel busted with 2.5 kgs of fine quality heroin worth more than Rs10 crore in international market recovered.

A team of special cell of northern range busted the drug cartel and arrested Donatus, (42), an African national drug supplier, staying illegally in Delhi since the past five years. Donatus is presently residing at Mohan Garden, Uttam Nagar.

Police said that sleuths of the special cell had information that Donatus has been supplying heroin to various drug dealers in Delhi, Haryana and Punjab for a long time. Besides, he sends consignments of heroin to other countries. too.

Although, there was information regarding involvement of a Delhi-based African national in drug smuggling in the past, but due to lack of specific information, no action could be taken against them.

S.K. Yadav, DCP, Special Cell said on April 27, following a tip-off that Donatus would come to Suraj Vihar bus stand, Sector 3, Dwarka to supply a consignment of heroin to one of his receivers, a trap was laid and he was overpowered by the cops, who were stationed at vantage points. . at the vantage points near NSIT, Dwarka at about 3.45 PM, Donatus, was spotted carrying a grey coloured backpack.

He started waiting for someone after waiting for sometime he was about to move police team surrounded and overpowered him. Interrogation of Donatus revealed that he came to India about five years ago on three months tourist visa. After expiry of visa, he threw his original Nigerian passport and continued stayed in India illegally on fake/tampered documents including VISA/Passport. Initially on arrival in Delhi, he stayed with a fellow Nigerian namely Ibungo who lured him to work with him in illegal trade of drug supplying for earning easy money. Donatus initially worked as carrier of heroin for Ibungo. Gradually, he developed his own network of drugs supply of drug dealers in Delhi, Haryana and Punjab. For the last two years, he is indulging in drugs trafficking in Delhi, Haryana and Punjab. Apart from this, Donatus has been sending consignments of heroin to various countries in Europe, Canada, and South Africa etc. through several means including through courier companies.

Further interrogation revealed that beside Ibungo, a Nigerian National, he also procured the supply of heroin from an Afghan National who receives the contraband from across the border. Efforts are on to apprehend the other members of the cartel and bust to break the entire network, added Mr. Yadav.

Further investigation is in process.

Tags: donatus, drug trafficking, narcotic drug