Afghan national arrested for smuggling heroin after packets found in his abdomen
Noida Police said that an Afghan national has been arrested after he was booked on charges of smuggling heroin into the country.
Abdul Ali, 55, was admitted to Metro Hospitals and Heart Institute here on February 28 with complaints of pain in the abdomen and loss of consciousness. Plastic packets containing white powder were surgically removed from his abdomen after he was operated on March 2.
The packets were then sent for testing and the white powder was confirmed as heroin, a police official had said on March 9.
During the probe, it was found that two mobile numbers on which Ali had spoken, were registered at Jaitpur in Delhi.
But, when police reached there it was found to be fake addresses, police had said.
Ali was arrested after he recovered from the surgery, an official at Sector 24 Police Station here said.
(With PTI inputs)