Bhanu P Lohumi
Tribune News Service
Shimla, May 2
Investigations of two foreigners arrested by the Shimla police with 3.19 gram and 206 gram chitta in the past three days revealed that the drugs were being supplied from Chhatarpur in Delhi.
A 25-year-old student of a private university in Shimla, a national of Congo, was the retailer while the 41-year-old Juliet, a Cameroon national, was the wholesaler reporting to two bosses in Delhi, said ASP Praveer Thakur.
The police are preparing a data bank of people whom chitta was being supplied as the two foreigners had 10 to 50 clients in Shimla. During interrogation, the police also found videos of violence in the accused mobile. In one video, the foreigners were seen beating up a peddler, who was tied for committing mistakes.
Till 2019, mainly Nigerians were involved in the drug trade which was being run from Nevada and Sarita Vihar of Delhi but now people from other African countries have also joined.
In most cases, local peddlers were arrested, who were unaware of the source and were handed over the drugs at metro station in Delhi by foreigners, not known to them and the case could be a major breakthrough in cracking the drug network.
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