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DELHI POLICE BUSTED INTERSTATE DRUG CARTEL: TWO KEY PLAYERS ARRESTED WITH 22.5 KG EPHEDRINE VALUING 22 CRORES

May 17, 2017 09:56 PM

New Delhi (Face2News)

Accused disclosed that they used toprepare ecstasy (party drug) with the help of Ephedrine and they used to supply in rave parties in posh areas of Delhi, Chandigarh, Mizoram and NE states and parts of Punjab. Accused Ashok Kumar R/o Delhi alongwith his associate was procuring premium quality of Ephedrine from Zirakpur (Mohali) in Punjab 

A team of Special Cell/South Western Rangeled by Inspector Vinay Kumar, Inspector Vijay Kumar and Inspector Pankaj Singhunder the supervision of Shri Akhileswar Swroop Yadav, ACP hasbusted a drug cartel. Two key players of said cartel namely (1) Ashok Kumar aged-45 years r/oAdarsh Nagar, Delhi and (2) Lalmuankima @ Jimmi aged-29years r/o Aizawl, Mizoram have been arrested with 22.5 kgs of fine quality Ephedrine has been recovered from their possession. International value of recovered drug is more than Rs. 22 crores. The Maruti Esteem car and mobile phones used in drug trafficking have also been seized. Arrested duo disclosed that they used toprepare ecstasy (party drug) with the help of Ephedrine and they used to supply in rave parties in posh areas of Delhi, Chandigarh, Mizoram and NE states and parts of Punjab. 

Accused disclosed that they used toprepare ecstasy (party drug) with the help of Ephedrine and they used to supply in rave parties in posh areas of Delhi, Chandigarh, Mizoram and NE states and parts of Punjab. Accused Ashok Kumar R/o Delhi alongwith his associate was procuring premium quality of Ephedrine from Zirakpur (Mohali) in Punjab 

Mr. Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, DCP, Special Cell, Delhi, said Special Cell in its tirade against the drug traffickers has busted several narcotic drug cartels in the past by arresting its members and recovered hugeconsignments of drugs. For the last twomonths, Special Cell was working on drug Cartel involved in supply of premiumquality of ‘Ephedrine’ and ecstasy (MDMA) in rave parties in posh areas in Delhi, Mizoram, NorthEastern States and other parts in India. This information was further developedand it was revealed that one Ashok Kumar R/o Delhi alongwith his associate was procuring premium quality of Ephedrine from Zirakpur, Punjab. He along withhis associates used to supply Ephedrine and ecstasy to his clients. Accordingly, sources were deployed in Delhi, Mizoram, Chandigarh and other places to bustthis drug cartel.

INFORMATION & ARREST: On 15/5/2017, a specific informationwas received in Special Cell SWR office that a consignment of Premiumquality of Ephedrine would exchange hands near village Pochanpur, Dwarka inthe evening and drug traffickers would come in Maruti Esteem car numberDL-2CAF-4725. Accordingly, a team consisting of SI Rakesh Kothiyal,SI Deepak, ASI Devidayal, ASI Praveen, HC Deepak, HC Nazir, Ct Kishor and Ct.Rajhasan laid a trap at Pochanpur Road where Maruti Esteem car wasspotted. Car stopped and its sole occupant Ashok (identified by informer) started waiting for someone. After some time, suspected buyer of Ephedrine identifiedas Lalmuankima @ Jimmi (by informer) also arrived. Ashok took out a bag from boot of car and handed over the same to Jimmi when police party surrounded and apprehended bothof them. 22.5 kgs of Ephedrine was recovered from their possession. A caseunder the appropriate section of law has been registered at PS Special Cell,Lodhi Colony, New Delhi.

INTERROGATION: Both the accused persons were subjectedsustained interrogation. It was revealed that Ashok used to work in a pharmaceutical company in Delhi. He used to supply drugs collected from pharmaceutical companies to various parties. He used to travel to various parts of country including Delhi, Punjab, Mizoram and other NE states in connection with his job.He gathered knowledge about illicit use of Ephedrine in preparing party drug tablets in name of ecstasy. He came to know about huge profit can be earned by preparing ecstasy tablets with the helpof Ephedrine.

This drug is widely used by the party revellers in Delhi, NCR and other metro cities. The tablets of Ephedrine are also mixed with drinks and consumed in rave party. Consumption of ecstasy takes a person in his high spirits. Ifconsumed more, it makes a person hallucinated. Lalmuankima stated that he isworking for Aizawl, Mizoram based drug trafficker and as per his direction cameto Delhi to collect consignment from Ashok. Lalmuankima had to deliver the consignment of Ephedrine to an Foreign national living in Dwarka, Delhi. Lalmuankima revealed that the drug traffickerpays handsomely for ferryingthe drug consignment. Arrested persons also used to supply these tablets toyouths including students of colleges in Delhi and other parts of NCR. He also revealed thatthe tablets of ecstasy arealso smuggled to Myanmar from Mizoram where they are sold at exorbitant price.

It is here worth mentioning thatEphedrine is generally used in cough syrups. About 40 years ago, Ephedrine wasfirst time used in preparing ecstasy tablets in European countries. Thesetablets were also brought in India and people here learnt to use these tablets.Ecstasy tablets are also being supplied to many Foreign national living in Delhi. They further send these tablets to variousparts of the world through courier companies. Police said, Ashok Kumar was born in Delhi. Due to poor financial condition of his family, he left his studies and started working witha private vendor of ICICI Bank as cheque clearing agent in Jhandewalan, Karol Bagh Delhi. He has two sons and one daughter.

In the year 2012 he joined M/S Dr.Alexender Lab Pvt. Ltd, A-19, Swarn Singh Road, Adarsh Nagar, Delhi, owned by his friend of Delhi and started to supply medicines on 20% commission. He came in contact with a Mizoram based person, who asked him to supply “Ephedrine” a banned drug in India. In order to earn easy money he startedindulging in drug trafficking. Being in business of suppling medicines, he had developedcontacts with possible buyers of drugs in various states. In April 2017 Ashokvisited several places in Punjab in search of “Ephedrine” supplier. Finally he found drug supplier in JirakPur, Punjab who provided him “Ephedrine”. Accused  Lalmuankima was born and brought up at Aizawl, Manipur. Due to poverty he could not get higheducation and left his studies after eighth class. For earning easy money he came in contactwith one Drug supplier, who sent him to Delhi for receiving consignment of Ephedrinefrom a person in Delhi. Drug supplierpaid him handsomely for each delivery. He used to get rupees 25000/- per trip. Onthe directions of drug trafficker Lalmunkimacame to Delhi to receive a consignment of 22.5 Kgs from Ashok, from the area ofPochanpur Delhi. Efforts are on to identify and arrest other members of the drug cartel. Further investigation is in progress. 

Meanwhile one drug peddler arrested with 39.5 gram smack.  Mr. M.N. Tiwari, IPS, DCP, said,  On16.05.17 upon receipt of secret information regarding carrying of narcotics substance i.e smack at near Aggarwal Sweets , Police Station Road, Sutlan Puri, a team was constituted under the closesupervision of SHO/S.Puri Insp Ashok Kumar and over all supervision ofACP/S.Puri, Sh.Rajbir Singh,consisting of SI Pramod, ASI Rajbir, HC Narender 1030/OD, CtVinay No.2773/OD. The accused was stopped at near Aggarwal Sweets, Police Station Road, Sultan Puri. After due proceedings personal search of accused was made and 39.5 grams smack wasrecovered from his possession.mAccused indentifed as Arif S/oIshaq Khan R/o A-2/11,Sultan Puri , Delhi Age:23 years.

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