International drug smuggler held in Delhi: Police

New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) A 50-year-old Nigerian national was arrested on Wednesday with 1.5 kg hashish and one kg amphetamine worth Rs.3 crore in the international market in the capital, police said.

Uruakpa Ahmed alias Baba Don, claimed by Delhi Police as an international drug smuggler, was arrested from his rented house in Mahavir Enclave in west Delhi.

Police said Ahmed was earlier arrested by custom department in 2002 and Delhi Police’s special cell in 2009.

“Three members of this international cartel Deepak Pandey, Paramjeet Singh and Devender Pal Singh were held on June 29. But, he managed to give a slip,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Rajiv Ranjan said.

Ahmed, the kingpin of this gang, told police about another Nigerian Michel, a resident of south Delhi, who provided him the consignment of the drug recovered from his possession.

The official said Ahmed arrived in India in 2002 on a business visa.

“He later came in contact with his fellow Nigerians indulging in drug trafficking and started supplying drugs on their instances. He worked as carrier for them,” the official said.

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