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Kingpin of interstate narcotic drug cartel arrested

ANI | Updated: Apr 22, 2019 21:25 IST

New Delhi [India], Apr 22 (ANI): The chief of an interstate narcotic drug cartel, who was carrying a reward of Rs 1 lakh, was arrested on Sunday, the Delhi Police confirmed.
“On April 21, Tasleem Qureshi aka Mamu was apprehended from the highway near Muradabad, Uttar Pradesh as he was waiting for his contact to proceed further at a safe hideout,” the police said.  
During the investigation, Qureshi said he was introduced to Mukund of Manipur by one Malik, who he said was a distant relative of his. Mukund used to supply heroin from the North-East at cheaper rates, Qureshi said.
The police had already arrested two members of the group and seized 32 kilograms of high-grade heroin and a car for transporting the illegal consignments. During the investigation, they had revealed that they delivered heroin at the behest of Qureshi.
A case was registered under sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. 
Investigation in the case is underway. (ANI)