The Delhi Police special cell on Wednesday arrested four key members of an international narcotic drug cartel, including the nephew of Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi, and recovered drugs worth an estimated Rs 40 crores.
According to reports, Azmi’s nephew allegedly ran the drug cartel from a hotel room in the city, where he was staying with his fiance.
The special cell, headed by Deputy Commissioner of Police Sanjeev Yadav, raided Grand Hyatt hotel in Vakola, Santacruz today and arrested Abu Aslam Kasim (40). Kasim is the nephew of Maharashtra Samajwadi Party President, Abu Azmi.
“We have intimated the local Vakola police and made a diary entry and took him to Delhi. He is the main party drug supplier in India,” Yadav told TOI.
Kasim was reportedly on the agency’s radar since the last three months and suspected to be the main player in the international drug racket.
“One Kailash Rajput used to supply party drugs from Dubai to Abu Aslam who in turn used to sell it to his agents in Mumbai. He also used to supply the same to US and other countries through courier,” Yadav told the daily.
The special cell also arrested three others and recovered ‘ice’ worth Rs 40 crore from their possession. Several mobile handsets, along with SIM cards used in drug trafficking, have also been recovered.
The accused have been booked under the NDPS Act and will be produced in court on Thursday.
Incidentally, Azmi’s son Farhan and three of his friends were also arrested for possessing and consuming charas back in 2003.
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