Police claim to have seized over 1 kg heroin from them

Three foreign nationals and their Indian accomplice who were allegedly part of an international drug trafficking syndicate have been arrested in New Delhi. The police claim to have seized over 1 kg heroin from them.

The Special Staff received a tip-off that two suspected drug traffickers would passed through Ridge Road in a vehicle to deliver a consignment of heroin to a client in Karol Bagh on November 16. Subsequently the vehicle was intercepted and one Abdul Mazid from Malda in West Bengal and Nigerian national named Chima Stainley Slux Swere arrested. The drug was found concealed in polythene packs wrapped around their waists. “The heroin is suspected to be of Afghani origin smuggled in via Pakistan” said Additional Commissioner of Police K.C. Dwivedi.

During interrogation, Mazid purportedly disclosed that he worked as taxi driver. He was roped into the drug trade by Afghan national Toryalay and Uzbek national Tamara. He accompanied them to Amritsar in Punjab on several occasions to receive consignments of heroin supplied by Pakistani nationals Riyajuddin and Hazi Mohamamd. Mazid would allegedly supply heroin to local operators. At his instance, the police arrested Toryalay, who had overstayed his visa, and Tamara from Gonvindpuri. According to the police, Tamara was initially into sex trade. She came in contact with Toryalay and they started living together.

Chima purportedly disclosed that he had entered the country in 2008 on a three-month tourist visa. Two other alleged members of the gang, Khalid and Ahmad were arrested about a month ago by the Narcotics Control Bureau along with five Nigerian nationals.


  • Three foreign nationals, an Indian are allegedly part of an international drug trafficking syndicate
  • “The heroin is suspected to be of Afghani origin smuggled in via Pakistan”

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