A Nigerian Alongside 3 Others Arrested For Drug Trafficking In Delhi, India


Delhi police special cell busts
drug cartel, arrests four
Accused admitted that they
were part of an international
racket. Recovered heroin is worth Rs
16 crore in international
market. Delhi Police special cell has
arrested four key members of an
international narcotic drug
cartel. The accused have been
identified as Surender Singh,
Balwinder Singh, Micheal Chinedu Chukwudi from Nigeria
and Catherine Leonard Mrope a
Tanzanian National he presently
residing at Sector 38, Gurgaon.
About 4 kilograms of heroin
were recovered from the drug suppliers. Several mobile
handsets along with SIM cards
used in drug trafficking have
also been recovered. The police
also recovered a car. Police said
that the international value of recovered heroin is over Rs 16
The accused were under watch
for last few months.
Investigations revealed that the
heroin was brought by the African nationals and are
supplied to Punjab and Delhi-
On July 30, the police received
information that two persons
Balwinder Singh and Surender Singh came to Delhi and had
procured a big consignment of
heroin from African nationals
from Dwarka. The police got
information that both Bindar and
Surender were to supply herion near Rohini jail. Acting on the
information, the police laid a trap
near the petrol pump and
arrested the duo.
The accused disclosed that they
were part of a massive
international narcotic syndicate.
They told the police that they
used to supply heroin to various persons of Punjab and Delhi-
NCR. Both disclosed that they
used to get supply of heroin
from persons of African origin in
Pochanpur, Dwarka area. They
also told that they had received consignment of 3 kg heroin
from the African nationals.
They also told that these
suppliers have taken two-three
flats in Pochanpur and one
house in Sector-38 Gurgaon, Haryana on rent, where they
used to keep heroin.
The police formed two teams
conducted simultaneous raids at
both the hideouts in Dwarka and
Gurgaon. During this operation, the main kingpin of this cartel
namely Micheal Chinedu
Chukwudi was arrested from his
rented house in Gurgaon and
one kg heroin was recovered
from him. Two passports were also recovered from his house.
In the other raid at other rented
house of said Nigerian, two
more passports from Tanzania
and South Africa having
photographs of his wife Catherine Leonard Mrope were
Fake passport of South Africa
was also having stickers of fake
visa of India and fake immigration stamps. Catherine
Leonard Mrope was also
arrested for illegally staying in
India and for forgery and
possession of fake passport and
other incriminating documents. Both the above foreigners were
interrogated in detail, during
which Micheal Chinedu
Chukwudi disclosed that he has
been supplying heroin to
various drugs supplier of Punjab including Balwinder and
Surender for last six months.
He disclosed that he used to get
the supply of heroin from
another Nigerian. He told that
the fake passport of South Africa was forged by him because his
Nigerian passport had expired
and he had to shift to Gurgaon a
week ago.
Police said that the fake
passports and visa stickers were prepared with master perfection.
Investigation to identify other
persons indulging in
preparation of these forged
passport and Visa stickers is
He also told that his African
friends had contacts in Pakistan
and Afghanistan, who used to
send heroin to him through couriers. He also told that secret
cavities carved inside suitcases,
bags, household items are being
used to safely smuggle narcotics
to India.
Balwinder Singh has been indulging in supply of heroin for
the last 15 years. He was
arrested in 2007 under the NDPS
Act in Sultanpur Lodhi, Punjab.
In 2015, he was arrested in two
more cases of NDPS Act. Surender Singh has been
working with Balwinder Singh
for over a year.
Surender came in contact with
Balwinder Singh two years ago.
He discussed his financial problem with Balwinder who
lured him to work with him.
Police said that Surender got
about Rs. 50,000 per trip to Delhi
and back.