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DELHI POLICE ARRESTED TWO NIGERIANS SUPPLYING CONTRABAND HEROIN TO DELHI AND PUNJAB

May 02, 2019 11:22 PM

New Delhi (Face2News)

A team of Narcotics Cell Crime Branch Delhi led by Inspector  Brijpal Singh comprising of ASI Ramdev, ASI Sanjay Tyagi, HC Ravinder Khokhar, Ct. Pawan, Ct Pankaj under close supervision of Sh. R.K. OjhaACP/narcotics has busted an interstate gang of Nigerian National drug traffickers involved in supply of heroin in Delhi & Punjab. Two Nigerians  have been arrested in this regard. The arrested persons identifieid as Lucky Joseph @ Joe Lala R/O Lagos Nigeria Age 36 Yrs and Charles R/O Lagos, Nigeria Ge 31 Yrs.

*POLICE RECOVERED 3.5 KG. FINE QUALITY HEROIN. VALIUING MORE THAN 15 CRORES IN INTERNATIONAL MARKET.  

 *BOTH ACCUSED CAME TO INDIA ON BUSINESS VISA AND THEREAFTER STAYING ILLEGALLY.

*FEMALE ASSOCIATES OF ACCUSED PERSONS BELONGING TO NORTH-EAST REGION OF INDIA HELPED THEM IN BRINGING HEROIN FROM AFGANISTAN.

Mr. A.K.Singla, IPS, Addl. Commissioner of Police, Crime said,  The gang used to supply heroin in Delhi and Punjabafter procuring it from Afghanistan through their female associates belonging to North-eastern state of India.

Mr.Singla further said, secret information was received that a Nigerian National namely Joe Lala and hisassociate Charles are involved in supply of heroin in Delhi & Punjab. Itwas learnt that he would come to supply a big consignment of heroin at Uttam Nagar,Delhi. A trap was laid and on 28.4.19 morning, Lucky Joseph @ Joe Lala wasapprehended in near Bhagwati Garden Extension Uttam Nagar, Delhi.500 grams of Heroin was recovered from his possession. At his instanceraid was conducted at their house in Bhagwati Garden Extension Uttam Nagar,Delhi and Charles @ Sunny was apprehended. 3 Kgs of heroin was recoveredfrom Charles. A case u/s 21/25/29NDPS Act, PS Crime Branch was registeredagainst both accused persons. 

During interrogation both accused disclosed that theyprocured heroin from a fellow national. They also disclosed that their associate used to procure heroin from Afghanistan through his female associatesbelonging to a North-Eastern state of India. 

Police said, Lucky Joseph @ Joe Lala r/o Lagos Nigeria Age 36 arrived in India in 2013. He has stayed back in India even after his business visa expired a year later. He met a North Eastern girl and used her as acarrier to bring heroin from Afghanistan. Thereafter, he married her. His wifeleft him about a year ago and lives somewhere in Noida. Efforts are being made to locate her. 

The other accused Charles @ Sunny r/o Lagos,Nigeria Age 31 Yrs also arrived in India on a business visa about 3 years ago.He has been staying illegally in India even after his visa has expired about ayear ago. He is unmarried. He lives in a rented accommodation at house in BhagwatiGarden Extension, Uttam Nagar, Delhi, which was also being used for stashing heroin. 

Efforts are being made to trace their associatesin this case. All the persons involved in the long supply chain of heroin from Afghanistan to the end users in India will be unearthed.   

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