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DELHI POLICE UNEARTHERED HEROIN PROCESSING UNIT RUN BY NIGERIAN

September 12, 2021 07:58 PM

TWO ACTIVE MEMBERS OF INTERNATIONAL NARCOTIC DRUGS SYNDICATE BABU LAL @ BABLU AND CHIGOZIE FOSTEROKAFOR @ DAVID ARRESTED,WITH THE ARREST OF DUO, HEROIN PROCESSING UNIT BEING RUN BY THE NIGERIAN NATIONAL AT HIS ABOVE RENTED HOUSE UNEARTHED, TOTAL 16.650 KGS NARCOTIC DRUGS I.E. 5.650 KGS HEROIN, 1 KG PHENOBARBITAL, 10 KGS CHEMICAL (BOTH CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES) RECOVERED., NIGERIAN NATIONAL USED TO SEND HEROIN TO OTHER COUNTRIES THROUGH COURIER SERVICES FROM DELHI, ONE OF ARRESTED PERSONS IS A DELHI BASED NIGERIAN NATIONAL FOUND ILLEGALLY STAYING IN INDIA. ,INTERNATIONAL VALUE OF RECOVERED NARCOTIC DRUGS IS MORE THAN RS. 30 CRORES., ONE SWIFT CAR AND A SCOOTY USED IN TRANSPORTING DRUGS BY THE ACCUSED PERSONS HAVE ALSO BEEN RECOVERED.  

New Delhi (Face2News)

A team of Special Cell/SR led by Insp. Ishwar Singh and supervised by ACP Attar Singh has busted an International Narcotic Drugs Syndicate by arresting its two key members namely  Babu Lal @ Bablu( Age 41 yrs.) S/o Shiv Charan r/o House at 44 Foota Road Jain Colony Karala, Delhi. Chigozie Foster Okafor @ David, a Nigerian national presently residing In he rented House bearing No C-16 Ram Nagar, Om Vihar, Uttam Nagar, New Delhi.

Total 16.650kgs Drugs i.e. 5.650 kgs Heroin, 1 Kg Phenobarbital, 10 kgs Chemical (both controlled substances) used in processing of heroin have been recovered at the instance of the arrested drug suppliers. With the arrest of duo, heroin processing unit being run by the arrested Nigerian National at his above rented house has been unearthed. Value of the recovered narcotic drugs and other narcotic substances mentioned above is more than Rs. 30 Crores in International Market.

Apart from the above recovery of contraband from arrested persons, grinding/mixing equipments, utensils and other incriminating material used in processing and packing of heroin have also been recovered from the house of above Nigerian National. One Hero (Maestro) scooty and Maruti Swift car used by the accused persons in transporting the drugs have also been seized from them.

INFORMATION AND OPERATION :  There was an information with Special Cell/SR about drug trafficking activities of the members of this drug syndicate in Delhi. A team led by Insp. Ishwar Singh was working on this information. Requisite intelligence about the movements of members of this syndicate was collected. Surveillance on the activities of these drug suppliers was mounted.

During this exercise, two members of the syndicate were identified. Efforts of more than two months succeeded when a specific information was received on 8.9.2021 about arrival of Babu Lal @ Bablu, a member of syndicate near cremation ground Mangolpuriduring late evening hours to deliver a consignment of heroin to one of his contacts.

A raiding party consisting SI Ranjeet, SI Sanjeev, SI Aditya, ASIBalraj, HC Ajay, HC Anil, HC Naveen, Ct. Shishukant and Ct. Harvinder led by Insp. Ishwar Singh and supervised by ACP Attar Singh was formed and a trap was laid near the said crematorium at about 9.30 PM.

After around 11 pm, a grey color swift car arrived & halted near the gate of crematorium and a person with backpack bag came out from the car and started waiting for someone. Informer identified him as Babu Lal @ Bablu. He was surrounded by the team and overpowered. Search of his bag led to the recovery of 4 kgs heroin. A case under appropriate sections of NDPS act was registered in PS Special Cell in this regard.

Mr. Pramod Singh Kushwah, DCP, Special Cell, said, accused Chigozie @ David has further disclosed that he used to mixcrude heroin to prepare pure heroin. For this purpose, he used to mix crude heroin with acetic anhydride. After leaving it for 12 hours, he used to give heat to the mixture. After 2-3 hours thereof, he used to mix sodium carbonate with the mixture. He used to separate liquid from solid of the mixture about 2-3 hours of mixing sodium carbonate. After drying the solid part of mixture, the process of preparation of heroin gets completed.

Arrested Babu Lal disclosed to have received the supply of recovered heroin from one Chigozie @ David, a Nigerian national in Ram Nagar, Uttam Nagar, Delhi. At the instance of Babu Lal, Chigozie Foster Okafor @ David was nabbed in the morning of 10.09.2021 from near the metro pillar no. 707 Ram Nagar when he was going on his scooty to deliver the consignment of contraband. Search of the bag carried by Chigozie @ David led to the recovery of one kg heroin.

Thereafter, a raid was conducted at his rented house at IInd floor in H. No. C-16 Ram Nagar.Search of his house led to recovery of 10 kgs white color powder, one kg Phenobarbital (both controlled substances) and 650 gms crude heroin.Besides above, material used for processing and packing the heroinie.grinder cum mixer and other utensils were also recovered from said house. Chigozie @ David further revealed that he used the above recovered substances in processing of heroin at his above flat.

Mr. Pramod Singh Kushwah, DCP, Special Cell, said, accused Chigozie @ David has further disclosed that he used to mixcrude heroin to prepare pure heroin. For this purpose, he used to mix crude heroin with acetic anhydride. After leaving it for 12 hours, he used to give heat to the mixture. After 2-3 hours thereof, he used to mix sodium carbonate with the mixture. He used to separate liquid from solid of the mixture about 2-3 hours of mixing sodium carbonate. After drying the solid part of mixture, the process of preparation of heroin gets completed.

BACKGROUND AND CRIMINAL HISTORY: From the interrogation of both the arrested persons, it has been revealed that they are members of an international narcotic drug syndicate. Arrested Nigerian national is the main supplier of heroin. Babu Lal used to get the supply of heroin from him and he further used to supply it to small drug traffickers in Punjab and Haryana. Chigozie @ David used to get supply of heroin from a Delhi based fellow Nigerian who used to get the supply of heroin from a Delhi based Afghan national.

Arrested Nigerian national has disclosed that many persons from Punjab procure heroin from him in Delhi. He has also disclosed that he used to send consignments of heroin to other countries of UK, Srilanka, UAE, Nepal, Bangladesh, South Africa etc. from Delhi through courier companies by using fake IDs.

Chigozie @ David arrived in India in July 2019 on a 06 months business visa. But even after expiry of his visa, he did not return to his country and continued residing in India illegally. He was initially associated with a fellow Nigerian in drug trafficking. After working with him for about six months, Chigozie @ David developed his own network and since then he has been independently supplying the heroin. Passport of accused has also been recovered which shows his visits to Nepal and UAE in the past. Further interrogation of both the arrested persons and investigation of case is on to identify/arrest the remaining members of syndicate.

 
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