The Special Cell of the Delhi Police on Thursday, October 12, arrested two Nigerian nationals and one Sierra Leone woman suspected to be members of an international drug syndicate.
According to the police, the suspects, Paul Joy from Sierra Leone, Peace Ilobe and Stephen, both from Nigeria, were found to be residing in the country without the necessary legal documentation or authorization.
A team from the Special Cell acting on a tipoff promptly carried out a raid near Shiv Murti, Rangpuri, where two of the suspects, Paul and Peace, were arrested.
Upon further interrogation, it was revealed that the two women had procured the methaqualone consignment from Stephen, who was arrested and taken into custody in the Mohan Garden area of Uttam Nagar in Delhi.
Police confiscated a significant quantity of illicit substances from the suspects, including 6.044 kg of methaqualone and 2.058 kg of heroin.
The street value of these drugs is estimated to be over Rs 40 crore in the international market.
The police also seized counterfeit visas and passports from the suspects.
Further investigations revealed that the three accused have been actively involved in drug trafficking for two years.
The suspects have been taken into custody on various charges which include cheating, impersonation, forgery, preparation, and possession of forged documents.