Further investigations into the multi-crore Delhi-based synthetic drug racket busted by the Punjab Police yesterday have led to searches being conducted in pharmaceutical units in Roorkee ( UP ) after obtaining search warrants from a Patiala court, and further seizures of precursor chemicals and synthetic drugs are expected. It may be mentioned here that Varinder Singh @ Raja was arrested from New Delhi on December 8, 2013 and Hrang Tin Khara @ Robert was also arrested from New Delhi on December 10, 2013 by Punjab Police.
Disclosing this here today, Mr. Hardyal Singh Mann, SSP, Patiala said that investigations have revealed operational details about the synthetic drug racket in Myanmar and other foreign countries which were being developed and would be shared with concerned authorities through the Counter Intelligence Wing of the Punjab Police.He informed that names of several women based in Myanmar who were figuring in the drug racket have also been revealed. A female operative named Lalumi who was reportedly based in Khampat,Myanmar was in active touch with Robert and Varinder Raja and made at least six trips to India to obtain contraband consignments and further ship them to recipient parties on the Myanmar-China border. Lalumi was in her mid-forties and was in the traditional clothes business as her cover, he added.
Mann further said that it has also been revealed that contraband consignments were transported from New Delhi to Imphal by air cargo mainly in the morning flights and would also be sent by road through trucks via Guwahati. From Imphal, the contrabands would be transported by road to Tamu on the Myanmar border.The District Police Chief revealed that the questioning of Varinder Raja and Robert has exposed contrasting lifestyles followed by these two drug traffickers-Raja following a flashy living by showing off his dubiously -acquired riches while Robert following a Spartan lifestyle for its anonymity. Raja liked to wear branded clothes, going to discos and parties while Robert stayed in one room tenements to avoid attracting attention to him. Robert has been extremely hard to get, used several aliases and visited New Delhi on business only -for obtaining consignments of precursor chemicals and transporting the contrabands to Myanmar.
Mr. Mann further said that Robert was a well-educated person, having graduated in B.Sc (Maths) from Yatanma University ,Medley in 2002.He was fluent in English, besides Mizo and Burmese which was unusual for a Myanmar national. Varinder Raja travelled extensively to Myanmar, China, UK and Dubai among other countries. He has an exporter license for sewing machines and was a registered member of Trade Fair in Ghuzou, China.
Meanwhile, Ajay Jain and Rajesh Bansal who were arrested from New Delhi were today produced in a Patiala court which has granted their police custody for four days up to Dec 16. All the five arrested persons namely Suresh Kumar @ Mainga s/o Ram Lubhaya, Varinder Singh @ Raja s/o Jaswant Singh r/o 98 Vikas Puri, New Delhi, Hrang Tin Khara @ Adam Zanniat @ Robert s/o Biakzama r/o H.No. W-2/21, Ground Floor, Badala Vikas Puri, New Delhi- base in Klimou , Myanmar- Myanmar national, Rajesh Kumar Bansal s/o Gora Lal Bansal r/o A-2/73, Sector 3, Rohini, New Delhi and Ajay Jain s/o Amrit Lal r/o 35-C, Hasab Vihar, Sector 9, Rohini, New Delhi would now be produced in court on Dec 16. All the following five arrested persons will now be produced in court on Dec 16, 2013. Further investigations were ongoing, the SSP added.