The Uttar Pradesh Police have arrested nine foreign nationals in Jaitpur village, Greater Noida, from a three-story house laboratory where drugs worth over 300 crore rupees were being produced. The accused were operating a drug syndicate in Delhi-NCR. They frequently changed locations to manufacture illicit substances and supplied drugs to Delhi, Gurugram, Faridabad, Noida, and Ghaziabad.
The police claim that the seized drugs have a value of 300 crore rupees. They have confiscated 46 kilograms of drugs, making it the largest drug bust in Uttar Pradesh Police history. The accused had been running the factory for the past year.
The factory operation was conducted in a manner similar to a laboratory. Drugs were produced using this setup. The accused mixed ephedrine with other chemicals on a burner. Subsequently, they added acetone, ethanol, and methanol, among other substances. Methanol and acetone were used to freeze the resultant liquid. Synthetic drugs are highly dangerous. During the manufacturing process, the accused wore masks to protect themselves.
The drugs were packed in packets and sent abroad via flights. A confirmation has been received that the drugs were being sent to countries such as California and Nigeria, among others. Additionally, they were being supplied to the northeastern states of India.
The Gautam Buddha Nagar Police Commissioner, Lakshmi Singh, stated that the drug cartel is linked to crypto-currency and terror funding. The accused had established a base for laboratories and distribution to produce drugs. They had set up a factory here. After drug manufacturing, the drugs were supplied not only overseas but also to rave parties in Delhi-NCR.
The police are actively pursuing the drug cartel. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Greater Noida), Saad Miyan Khan, and SWAT team in-charge, Yatendra Kumar, have been tracking the drug mafia for the past three months. When solid information was received about the production of drugs worth crores in the factory, the police raided and apprehended the accused.
The African-origin individuals did not possess any bank accounts, ATMs, or financial documents. The accused were residing without visas. During interrogation, it was revealed that financial transactions involving the proceeds from drug supply were conducted through cryptocurrency. The police are investigating the accused’s financial transactions and international connections. The police will soon expose the background and forward linkages of the accused.
The arrested individuals include Anudum Emmanuel, Joku Ubaka, Daniel Ajuh, Dramemond, Levi Joo, Jakob Emily, Kofi, Chidi Jiagwa, and Joku Lechi. They are all Nigerian nationals. The accused have links to terror funding. The police have informed central agencies about this. One of the nine arrested individuals had previously been jailed for dealing with narcotic substances in Nalasopara.”