New Delhi : A team of Special Cell/Northern Range, led by Inspr. Vivekanand Pathak and Inspr. Kuldeep Singh;and under the supervision of Shri Nishant Gupta, ACP has busted an Interstate drug cartel by arresting its two key membersnamely (1) Chamling Amol (age 24 years) s/o Chamling Wisobou r/o Village Chawangkining, Sadar Hills, West Sub-Division, P.O.& P.S.- Kangpokpi, Distt.-Senapati, Manipur (2) Madhav Goutam (age 40 years) s/o Homnath Goutam r/o Hangoipat-(B) Makeng, Imphal East, Manipur.25 Kg. of high-grade heroin worth more than Rs. 125 crores in International market was recovered from their possession. Beside this, one Scorpiocar which was being used in transporting the contraband and several mobile handsets alongwith several SIM cards used in the drug trafficking activities have also been recovered from them.
Special Cell in its continuous crusade against drug suppliers had busted many narcotic drug cartels in the past by arresting several drug suppliers and by recovering huge consignments of high grade heroin. Northern Range of Special Cell has busted several such cartels in the recent past and has recovered more than 150 kg. of high grade heroin. Sleuths of Special Cell of Northern Range were working on information that an Interstate narcotic drug cartel is active in states of Manipur, U.P, Delhi, Bihar etc. Members of this cartel are involved in supply of high grade heroin in Delhi, NCR, U.P and Bihar, after procuring the same from suppliers of Manipur, who actually collects raw material from hilly areas around international border of Manipur and Myanmar. This information was further developed through technical as well as human surveillance. It took painstaking efforts of about 4-5 months to develop the information. During this process, the members of this cartel were identified and their activities were kept under discreet surveillance. The trend revealed during recent cases show that the Golden Triangle Area (Lhasa, Thailand and Myanmar) via North Eastern states has started showing its presence on the drug map of the Indian subcontinent.
On 01/09/2019, specific information was received that one key member of this cartel namely Chamling Amol would come to supply huge consignment of drugs to one of its Delhi based contact in aWhite Scorpio car No.- MN-08A-0549. Accordingly, a raiding party was constituted and sharp vigil was maintained at the spot. At about 07:00 AM on 01/09/2019, accused Chamling Amol was apprehended from Karala-Bawana Road. 25 kg.of fine quality heroin was recovered from his possession. A case under appropriate sections of law was registered at PS Special Cell.
The spot interrogation of accused personconfirmed that he is part of a larger Interstate narcotic syndicate. He and his partner Madhav Goutamused to bring consignment of heroin from Saikul, Manipur and distribute it further in U.P, Bihar and Delhi-NCR areas. The accused also disclosed that he alongwith Madhav Goutam had come together in Scorpio car No.- MN-08A-0549 from Manipur but Madhav Goutam stayed in Lucknow whereas he had come to Delhi to deliver Heroin to a contact of Madhav Goutam. After delivery, Chamling Amol was supposed to pick Madhav Goutam from Lucknow.
In pursuance of the disclosure statement, a team of Special Cell/NR went to Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh and the main kingpin of this cartel namely Madhav Goutam s/o Homnath Goutamr r/o Hangoipat-(B), Makeng, Imphal East, Manipur Age -40 Years was arrested from Gautam Budh Road, Near Char Bagh Metro station, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh on 02/09/2019.