Drugs worth Rs 125 crore seized by police in past 4-5 months: Dwarka DCP
New Delhi, Feb. 15 (Delhi Crown): The Najafgarh and Dwarka areas in South-West Delhi are fast emerging as hubs of illegal drugs trade. Drugs/narcotics worth Rs 125 crores have been seized from here over the past 4-5 months, confirmed DCP Dwarka Shankar Chaudhary on Tuesday (Feb. 15).
Even women have been found involved in the illicit drugs trade.
On February 12 a truck was seized from an area falling under the BHD Nagar Police Station, near Najafgarh, carrying high-quality of Gaanja weighing 305 kilograms worth Rs 2 crore in the international market, confirmed the DCP.
As many as 61 packets (5 kgs each) of drugs were hidden in specially made cavities inside a truck, which was later impounded.
The kingpin of the illicit drugs trade has been identified as Shyam Sunder, a truck driver who is a resident of Firozabad, Uttar Pradesh. “While being a truck driver all these years, Shyam Sunder came in touch with certain elements who were already involved in illicit drugs trade. He was lured into the drugs trade to earn quick money,” said the Dwarka DCP.
According to the DCP, the seized consignment of drugs was meant to be delivered to various places in Delhi and NCR.
Another accused has been identified as Waseem, a resident of Moradabad, who is presently on the run. Efforts are being made to nab him.
The local DCP hailed the “tremendous efforts” by Inspector Naveen Yadav, posted with the Special Staff of Dwarka District Police, in cracking this drugs haul. “Inspector Yadav was trying to reach the ‘source’ of this illegal trade,” added DCP.
“Over the past two and a half months, our Special Staff team headed by Dwarka ACP (Operations) Vijay Singh Yadav was keeping a close eye on the illicit drugs trade and trying to reach its source. Finally, the team succeeded on Feb. 12,” said DCP Chaudhary.
Commenting on how Najafgarh and Dwarka areas in South-West Delhi were soon emerging as hubs of illicit drugs trade, DCP Shankar Chaudhary said – “We have seized drugs worth Rs 125 crores in the area over the past 4-5 months.”
He stated that last year too, a big haul of 300 kilograms of Gaanja was seized from an area falling under the Dwarka District Police.
Earlier this month, on February 3, as many as three women aged between 18 and 27 years were nabbed from a house in Bhagwati Garden Extension, near Dwarka Mod, for allegedly being a part of syndicate of supplying heroin. A total of 1263 grams of heroin worth Rs 12 crore was recovered from their possession.