In a major durg bust, the Delhi Police Special Cell has seized 354 kilograms of good quality heroin worth Rs 2,500 crores and busted a huge international drug syndicate. According to a India Today report, it is one of the biggest consignment of drugs to ever be caught by the Special Cell and one of the largest drug syndicates to be exposed.
The special cell arrested four people - three from Haryana and one from Delhi so far in the case.
The police are investigating an angle of narco-terrorism in the case and an interrogation of suspects is currently underway.
Neeraj Thakur of the Special Cell, during a press conference on Saturday told the reporters that the operation had been going on for months. The drugs had come from Afghanistan and were being transported from Mumbai to Delhi by sea in hidden containers.
"The drugs were to be further processed at a factory near Shivpuri in Madhya Pradesh. A house was rented in Faridabad to hide them. The link operator was sitting in Afghanistan," he revealed.
According to the officer, there are clues that money to fund the operation may have been coming from Pakistan as well.
A similar drug trafficking syndicate was busted by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) of Delhi where eight people were arrested and 22 lakh psychotropic tablets plus at least 245 kg of similar drugs that were being allegedly peddled over the darknet were seized.