Three men, including the son of a former Congress MLA and his driver, have been arrested by the Delhi Police Crime Branch on the charge of smuggling drugs. More than two lakh strips of contraband substance pseudoephedrine have been purportedly seized from them.
According to the police, they received information that Arvind Ahuja, son of former Sarojini Nagar MLA Ashok Ahuja, was involved in illicit sale and supply of pseudoephedrine tablets to Mizoram.
Arvind runs a chemist shop in Greater Kailash, said the police.
“Acting on a specific tip-off that Arvind’s accomplice Manish would be carrying a consignment to Mahipalpur via IIT Gate flyover on Sunday, we laid a trap opposite Indian Oil petrol pump in front of IIT Gate Hostel on Outer Ring Road. When Manish reached there driving a tempo, he was arrested. A total of 2,51,680 strips of pseudoephedrine stacked in 80 cartons kept in the tempo were seized. At Manish’s instance, Arvind was also arrested,” said a senior police officer.
During interrogation, the duo purportedly told the police that Arvind supplied the drugs to a man in Mizoram where there was a demand for such substance. Arvind was lured by the hefty commission that was on offer and started supplying the contraband to Mizoram, said the police.
One Henry, who hails from Mizoram and lives in Greater Kailash, also assisted Arvind by acting as a middleman between him and the receivers in Mizoram. Henry was arrested on Tuesday, said the police.