<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>An Afghan national has been arrested by the Special Cell of Delhi Police for possession of over a kilogram of heroin. The man was trying to smuggle the heroin into India by swallowing them in his stomach.Police say that the accused, who is part of an international drug cartel which has been supplying drugs to people in south Delhi, also told the police that it was his fifth trip to the country and so far he had brought three kilograms of heroin. This amounts to around six crores rupees in the market. The drug was not just being brought to India but was also being supplied to Europe and America via India.So far the Special Cell of Delhi police has seized around 35 kilograms of heroin. In all, 43 persons including six foreign nationals have been arrested by the cell, this year.The accused has been identified as Qari Mohammad Hanif alias Samadi (40). He has two Afghani passports and he travelled around five times to the country since May this year. “Hanif was doing a government job in Afghanistan and has two wives and six children. His father was in the Afghanistan Army and was killed around ten years ago while countering Taliban militants. He had earlier come to the National Capital for heart treatment and stayed in the country for two months,” said Pramod Singh Kushwah, DCP, Special Cell. A team of officers had received an input regarding the accused man. Hanif told the police that he was bringing the drug from dealers back home. “He had rented a flat in Lajpat Nagar and would keep the drugs there. The flat was raided and another 575 grams of Heroin was seized,” added the officer.Hanif revealed that in March 2017 he had gone to Jalalabad, Afghanistan on an official tour. During his stay he met a man identified as Jabatur. Jabatur offered to pay him US $800 per visit for carrying ingested heroin pellets.Jabatur later introduced him to the main peddler Mahpir who provided him the contacts of drug dealers in India. Jabatur and Mahpir have a widespread network in Asia, Europe and American Continent through India. Hanif had to undergo ingestion training at a factory before starting the work for them.

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Delhi police arrest Afghan national for smuggling heroin