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Delhi: Police arrest Nigerian national; heroin worth Rs. 20crore seized
08 May 2018
Delhi police has arrested a Nigerian national in the national capital and seized 4kg of heroin worth Rs. 20cr from him.
During interrogation, the accused Oliver Chijike Iheanacho revealed that he used to receive heroin from his associates based in Afghanistan, said PS Kushwah, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell).
The seized heroin was to be delivered to a Punjab-based drug dealer, police said.
Heroin was smuggled into India from Afghanistan through Pakistan, J&K
Smuggling of heroin
The heroin was smuggled into India from Afghanistan through Pakistan and Jammu and Kashmir.
These couriers used to hand over the heroin to him in Delhi and he used to further supply it to drug dealers in Delhi and Punjab, said the DCP.
He also used to get his consignment of drugs from his associates in Delhi who are of African-origin, he said.
Accused used to send heroin to England, France, Canada, South-Africa
The accused also revealed that he used to send consignments of heroin to other countries including England, France, Canada and South Africa through courier companies, the officer added.
Efforts are being made to identify and arrest other persons involved in the racket from Delhi and Punjab.
Some travel documents suspected to be forged have also been seized from the accused, police said.
Background of accused Iheanacho
Iheanacho came to India in 2013 and after spending some time in Mumbai, he shifted to Delhi. In Delhi, he came in contact with people of African-origin involved in supplying drugs in west Delhi.
Even after the expiry of his visa, he did not return to his country and continued to stay illegally in India and indulged in drug peddling.