Two Afghan nationals were reportedly arrested in New Delhi, India’s capital, for trafficking 312.5 kilograms of methamphetamine and heroin worth hundreds of millions of dollars (Rs. 1,200 crores).
The Indian special cell, according to Indian media, apprehended two Afghan nationals who were in possession of drugs close to a metro station in New Delhi, capturing hundreds of kilograms of drugs in “one of the largest seizures” of drug operations in Indian history.
Mustafa Stanekzai, 23, and Rahimullah Rahim, 44, both citizens of Afghanistan, were arrested when the Indian police reportedly learned of a sizable shipment of heroin being transported via the Indian capital by a drug lord operating from outside the country.
The Afghans who were arrested have been in India since 2016, according to reports in Indian media that cite Indian police.
The arrested individuals, according to preliminary investigations, have ties to a terrorist network situated outside of India, which the Indian authorities are further probing to get to the bottom of.
Methamphetamine is one of the most expensive illegal narcotics in the world, according to reports. It has a significant stimulant effect on the central nervous system and is extremely addictive.
Crystals of methamphetamine resemble glittering, bluish-white boulders or broken glass fragments. Usually, it comes in the form of a white, bitter powder or tablet.