Noida: Tests have confirmed that the white powder in the packets, which were surgically removed from the abdomen of an Afghan national last week, was heroin, police said today.
55-year-old Abdul Ali was admitted to Metro Hospitals and Heart Institute here on February 28 with complaints of pain in the abdomen and loss of consciousness. He was operated on March 2 and some plastic packets containing white powder were surgically removed from his abdomen.
“He was interrogated today after he gained consciousness,” a police official said.
Officials from Local Intelligence Unit (LIU), police and IB questioned Ali through an interpreter as he spoke only in his local dialect.
But he only replied in ‘yes’ and ‘no’ and not much details could be collected from him, he added.
After the packets containing white powder were removed from his abdomen, it was sent for testing and was confirmed as heroin, the official said.
A case of smuggling of narcotic substance was registered against him.
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 said, adding they were trying to get call details of these two numbers.