The Delhi Police's Special Cell has arrested three men, including a Nigerian national, for supplying drugs to peddlers. As much as 5kg heroin, worth over Rs 20 crore, has been recovered from their possession.
The Nigerian kingpin, identified as Dsitadimma Casmir Arinze, was involved in sending heroin consignments to several countries through courier companies. His associates were identified as Jaswant Singh and Charanjeet Singh.
DCP, Special Cell, Sanjeev Kumar Yadav said they received a tip off on Friday that two Punjab-based cartel members were to arrive in Uttam Nagar to receive a big consignment of heroin from an African person. Accordingly, a trap was laid.
"Early on Saturday, Arinze was nabbed handing over two packets of heroin to the two men. The police team raided the premises and the trio was arrested with 5 kg heroin," the officer said.
According to the police, Arinze came to India in 2008 on a valid business visa and did not return. "He threw away his original Nigerian passport and procured a fake Sierra Leone passport through a Kenyan national. Arinze, who is a graduate, had been lured by a fellow Nigerian drug supplier to work as his carrier and transport heroin. For the last five years, Arinze had been running his own drug network in Delhi and was supplying heroin to Delhi and Punjab drug peddlers," Yadav said.
"Drug peddlers used to come to his rented house in Uttam Nagar to procure consignments of heroin. Apart from this, Arinze was also involved in sending heroin to countries such as England, France, Canada, and South Africa, through courier companies," the DCP added.