Sinister side of spice trade jute bags soaked in heroin

first_imgNew Delhi: The Netflix Breaking Bad series was recreated in lanes and bylanes of Delhi’s Zakir Nagar where two Afghan nationals set up a heroin reconstitution unit which went unnoticed for several months.The way the heroin was transported to India has raised the eyebrows of even the best investigative officers of Delhi Police. In a first of its kind creative modus operandi, the drug cartel in Afghanistan was found using a unique transportation mode of heroin to India. Also Read – Gurdwara Bangla Sahib bans single use plasticHeroin was dissolved in a preservative solution and ordinary jute bags, meant for carrying various kinds of spices and condiments, are soaked and dried in this heroin solution. A clandestine network of operatives ensured that all marked jute bags, after emptying their cargo, are sent to the chosen site where the heroin dried in the absorbent jute fibre is carefully extracted, reconstituted and processed following delicate chemical processes before being packed into one kilogram parcels for onward transportation towards markets of intense demand like Punjab and also for onward trans-national movement through southern states from where they reach Sri Lanka and eventually other territories. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe wide syndicate network ensured that the marked jute bags were collected in India by their men and sent to the Industrial set up to extract heroin based in South East Delhi’s Zakir Nagar. The syndicate sent their two best men Shinwari Rehmat Gul (30) and Akhtar Mohammad Shinwari (31) to oversee the operation of heroin processing unit set up in Zakir Nagar. However, the technique was meant to dodge the investigation officers but the continuous movement of luxury cars in the area with foreigners gave their game away. The cops followed the luxury cars and busted the entire network with the arrest of five people including the two Afghanistan nationals. Heroin worth Rs 600 crore has been seized in total.last_img read more

All efforts must be made to ensure peaceful elections for GuineaBissau Security

Bintou Keita, Assistant Secretary-General for the Department of Peacekeeping Affairs and Department of Peacekeeping Operations, commended the West African nation for “the successful holding of the legislative elections on 10 March,” despite delays due to political clashes.With 75 days left until the presidential poll, the political process remains fraught with questions of legitimacy, Ms. Ketia said.  “There is a general feeling of mistrust among national stakeholders surrounding the electoral process,” which must be addressed “to ensure a peaceful and consensual process,” she emphasized. The peaceful March election come in the wake of a political crisis simmering in the country since 2015, when then President José Mário Vaz replaced the Government of Prime Minister Domingos Simões Pereira, who came to power in 2014. Since then, there have been seven different heads of Government. Speaking to UN News in March from the capital city of Bissau, one voter summed up national concerns in just three words: “Work, education, and health,” Saido Embalo said. “Those are our main problems”.Ms. Ketia noted that since then, Government had made progress in key areas including “achievement of gender parity and the appointment of some highly qualified youth in the new Cabinet”, as well as the adoption of an emergency plan of relief in the “education, health, infrastructure and public services sectors.” The Assistant-Secretary General encouraged international donors to help ensure plans for the presidential election are realized on 24 November. The United Nations is “working closely” with authorities and electoral bodies to adjust and finalize the budget, last calculated at $5.3 million, she said.“Time is of the essence,” Ms. Keita urged the Council, underscoring that international contributions “will be instrumental in ensuring the crucial elections move forward. “All efforts must be made to ensure the timely holding of an inclusive, credible and peaceful presidential election,” Ms. Ketia concluded. “Both the “Government and the international community should abide by their commitments to provide resources for the election.” read more