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Afghan national held for supplying narcotics in Delhi-NCR

Waheedullah had his network across the country and was supplying contraband to clients in the national capital

PTI New Delhi Published 04.09.22, 11:35 PM
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A 22-year-old Afghan national was arrested for allegedly supplying narcotics in the Delhi-NCR region, police said on Sunday.

Waheedullah was nabbed in a joint raid conducted by Delhi Police's Crime Branch and Gujarat Police's Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS), they said, adding he had his network across the country and was supplying contraband to clients in Delhi-NCR.

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Special Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) Ravindra Singh Yadav said information was received from Gujarat ATS about supply of a huge quantity of heroin in Delhi by an Afghan national.

A team of Delhi Police Crime Branch and Gujarat ATS was constituted to zero in on the Afghan module manufacturing, supplying and pushing narcotics including heroin in Delhi-NCR, he said.The team developed leads and conducted raids at various places. Waheedullah was nabbed and heroin recovered from his possession, Yadav said.During interrogation, Waheedullah disclosed that he came to India in 2016 on a medical visa for six months and subsequently got involved in supplying drugs with his father and another Afghan national named Mustafa Stanikzai.

He further disclosed that his father was importing dry fruits and after suffering losses in the business got involved in making and supplying contraband in the Delhi-NCR region, the senior officer said.

"The accused had a processing unit being run secretly in UP. His father Rahimullah and Mustafa Stanikzai processed and supplied narcotic substances there," he said.Rahimullah and Stanikzai are business partners and Waheedullah was used as a carrier to supply narcotics to clients in Delhi-NCR, the DCP said.Further raids are being conducted to nab Rahimullah and Stanikzai who are absconding, police said.

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