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international drug cartel busted in Delhi, heroin worth Rs 20 crores recovered

Recovered heroin was sourced from Myanmar in India through Manipur and it was destined to be delivered in Delhi.

Statesman News Service | New Delhi | Updated :

With the seizure of a haul of around 4 kg heroin worth approximately Rs 20 crore in the international market, the Delhi Police claimed to have busted an international narcotic drug cartel on Friday. The breakthrough came with the arrest of Akhilesh Kumar Ray who, according to the police, is a key member of the cartel.

Acting on secret information, a team led by Inspector Shiv Kumar and Inspector Jitender Mavi under the supervision of ACP Attar Singh carried out the operation, disclosed a senior police official.

The accused, Akhilesh, was arrested on the Gazipur road juxtaposing the EDM Mall. The heroin was recovered from his possession. On inquiry, it was revealed that the consignment sourced from Myanmar was routed to India through Manipur border to be delivered in Delhi.

The accused, who hails from Chhapra, Bihar confessed to have been involved in drug trafficking for the last seven years. A case under relevant section has been registered against him and further investigation is on. Meanwhile, efforts are on to identify and nab other members of the cartel.