International Drug Trafficking Racket Busted By NCB, 8 Arrested

New Delhi : The NCB has busted an international drug smuggling racket smuggling heroin, cocaine and marijuana in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, adjacent to the capital Delhi. Simultaneously, the NCB team has arrested 8 people in this case. The operation was launched earlier this month with the seizure of a drug parcel, the arrest of two African nationals and a Myanmar woman.

The NCB said in a statement that the main ringleader of this India-Nigeria drug syndicate is Frank alias Peter and he used to run his syndicate from a rented flat in Noida. He was arrested on September 15.

A total of eight people have been arrested and the NCB has seized about 8 kilograms of heroin, 455 grams of cocaine and 1.1 kilograms of premium quality marijuana, the statement said. The India-based module of this International Drugs Syndicate has been busted.

According to the investigation, in the last few months, this module had smuggled about 52 kilograms of illegal drugs. Earlier this month, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) had busted a gang of heroin traffickers by arresting seven people and seizing drugs worth Rs 48 crore. The NCB had said that those arrested included an African man and a woman from Myanmar.

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