The Narcotic Squad of India’s West District has busted an international drug cartel.
They apprehended a 34-year-old Nigerian national who was in possession of around 600 grams of heroin worth Rs 3 crore.
The offender, named as Prince Emeka Lath of Anambra state, was apprehended in Tilak Nagar, Delhi, on Friday, April 8.
According to the police, the accused entered India on a tourist visa in January 2017 but did not extend it or return to Nigeria once it expired.
Ghanshyam Bansal, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), said a tip-off was received that an African national involved in drug dealing was about to bring a quantity of heroin to Tilak Nagar. The cops then set up a trap in Tilak Nagar near Santgarh.
“After a wait for two hours, the accused was apprehended from the spot and 602 gm fine quality heroin, sourced from Afghanistan, was recovered from his possession,” the DCP stated.
“On interrogation, accused Prince Emeka Lath disclosed that he received the recovered contraband from another African national, named Charles,”
“The search for Charles is being conducted. Efforts are also being made to unearth the whole racket. The recovered heroin was brought to Delhi from Afghanistan and efforts are being made to track its route and identify other people involved in the racket.” he added.