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Spurious medicines worth crores seized at IGI Airport

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : May 22, 2018, 4:55 am IST
Updated : May 22, 2018, 4:55 am IST

The gang used to collect these drugs in tablet or powder form from various parts of the country.

Accordingly, the team swung into action and laid a trap in the parking of customs cargo of IGI Airport, Delhi.
 Accordingly, the team swung into action and laid a trap in the parking of customs cargo of IGI Airport, Delhi.

New Delhi: Fake medicines worth several crores of rupees were seized following raids at IGI Airport. Four persons were arrested by Delhi police. Police claimed to recover more than 6.5 lakh tablets, 2 kg Mephedrone and 1 kg Methaqualone drugs worth Rs 30 crore on the international market.

“We have arrested Ashish (29), Asim Ali (23), Parveen Saini (32) and Rajender (26). We have busted an international drug nexus supplying party drugs like Diazepam, Lorazepam, Nitrazepam, Alpraz-olam. The gang used to collect these drugs in tablet or powder form from various parts of the country. These contrabands were supplied to the UK, the US, the UAE and the Middle East countries,” said Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, DCP, Special Cell.

 

The DCP said that they have identified the kingpin of this drug cartel, Baljeet Singh. He is living in London. The nexus was being controlled from London. Parveen Saini, one of the key members of the gang, used to look after the supply. “The Special Cell, working on busting drug syndicates, found that one Baljeet Singh and Gajender Singh Rathore, living in London, are running a racket. Both are procuring drugs from India. Parveen Saini is the key man and is a residing of Faridabad,” the police said.

Haryana and operating in Delhi for this syndicate and looks after the network in India,” said Yadav.Based on this information, a team was formed to bust the racket. On May 18, the sleuths were tipped off that Saini, tasked with booking the consignment at IGI Airport, will get the drugs.

 

“We also found that one Ashish Sharma working as custom house agent will prepare the customs clearance documents for these goods,” said Yadav.

Accordingly, the team swung into action and laid a trap in the parking of customs cargo of IGI Airport, Delhi. At about 9:30 pm, one Mahindra Champion tempo was identified in the parking. Some cartons/boxes were found unloaded near this tempo and two persons were found pasting some stickers on each carton. They were identified as Asim Ali and Ashish Sharma. “Both were arrested. On search of these boxes, huge contraband drug was found in four cartons,” added Yadav.

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