New Delhi: Delhi Police’s Special Cell on Tuesday claimed to have busted an international drug syndicate and seized 14.2 kg of party drug mephedrone (meow-meow) worth Rs 25 crore in international market, with the arrest of 8 drug traffickers from various parts of national capital.
A team of Special Cell working on drug trafficking received input that a Mumbai based supplier Faizan Supariwala was coming to receive the drug consignment at Greater Kailash (GK) II from where he was arrested on July 23, DCP Special Cell Sanjiv Yadav said.
Two packets of meow-meaw, weighing 1.215 gm and 995 gm were seized from his possession. Faizan revealed during interrogation that he worked for his relative Arif who was in the trade, and they used to send drug consignment to Gulf and European countries with the help of one Kailash.
He also told that he had received the drug in Delhi from a Chittaranjan Park resident Sunny. Later, a raid was conducted and Surender Singh alias Sunny was arrested from GK II. A packet of mephedrone weighing 650 gm was seized from him.
This arrest was followed by further arrests of the accused Rishi from Kondli, Guddu Yadav, Manoj Sengar, Sanjay Khanna, Dipak Parashar and Mahender Rana. Arrest of Guddu Yadav near Karkardooma court led to seizure of two packets of the drug weighing 600 gm and 250 gm.
A total of 850 gms of the drug was seized from the possession of accused Deepak Parashar and 600 gm from Sanjay Khanna. Accused Sanjay Khanna gave information about Mahender Rana who was arrested with biggest seizure of 9.90 Kg of mephedrone.
“Rana disclosed that a Customs employee had provided him a total of 21 Kg of mephedrone and he had already sold out around 12 Kg of it through Sanjay Khanna on different occasions,” said the officer.
Investigation so far has revealed that Kailash based in Mumbai is kingpin of the syndicate. Special Cell said he was also wanted in similar case in Mumbai in which his brother was already arrested. He was presently in Dubai.
Further investigation is in full swing and hunts are on to apprehend remaining drug-peddlers’ of the syndicate at their hideouts in Mumbai, Delhi and UP, added the officer.