Commando held with contraband in Delhi

Friday, February 25, 2011

NEW DELHI - A National Security Guard (NSG) commando and his associate were arrested here allegedly with around 26 kg of a banned hypnotic drug worth Rs.1 crore, police said Friday.

Kuldeep, 27, who hails from Alwar in Rajasthan, is believed to be a hero of the 26/11 terrorists attacks in Mumbai.

“Kuldeep and Naresh were held from Saket in south Delhi Tuesday night with 940 gm of Methaqualone, a sedative-hypnotic drug,” a senior police officer said. Another 25 kg of the drug were seized from Delhi and Gurgaon.

Police suspect the contraband came from Pakistan and was to be delivered to a drug dealer. “We received information that two men, including an NSG commando, would come in Saket area to deliver contraband. We laid a trap and apprehended them,” the officer said.

Kuldeep was on a bike with Rajasthan registration number while Naresh was on another bike with a Haryana number.

The commando told police that it was his dream to earn quick money that drove him into the drug trade. Police have informed NSG senior officials about the matter.

“We have registered a case under sections 22, 25 and 29 of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act,” the officer said.

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