New Delhi, Dec 12 (PTI) Two alleged drug-peddlers, including a Nigerian national, have been arrested and heroin worth Rs 45 lakh recovered from them by the Narcotics Cell of Crime Branch, police said today. Also Read - Raksha Bandhan 2020: No Free Travel For Women in Haryana Roadways Buses This Year
Har Govind Singh (33) and Nigerian national Ikenna Okoye (33) were arrested from the Vikas Puri area last week, a senior crime branch official said. Also Read - 'Cow Vigilantism' Returns: Youth Assaulted in Gurugram Over Suspicion of Transporting Beef
Fine quality heroin weighing 380 grams, worth Rs 45 lakh in international market, was recovered from the duo, he said. Also Read - Haryana Horror: Man Confesses to Killing His 5 Minor Kids, Arrested
The Crime Branch had received information that Singh, a resident of Sirsa (Haryana), indulged in supply of heroin after procuring it from Okoye who live at Uttam Nagar here, said the official.
Singh’s elder brother Ajaib Singh is currently lodged in the Faridkot jail on the charges of drug-peddling.
Okoye, who hails from Anambra state of Nigeria, came to India in July, 2102, on tourist visa and started living with his fellow countrymen.
“He fell in bad company and to earn quick and easy money started supplying drugs in the area of Uttam Nagar and Dwarka,” added the official.
Further investigation is on.
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.