Indians working with Mexican Drug Cartels hunted by DEA

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Three Indian men, who are said to be working for Mexican drug cartels, are being hunted by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

The men are believed to be operating from British Columbia, Canada.

Detectives are reportedly working to trace Bakshish Singh, a money launderer associated with the Sinaloa drug cartel.

The DEA say Bakshish previously worked for Gurkaran Singh, a Canadian resident of Indian origin. He ran an illegal money transferring ring.

Gurkaran was arrested by the DEA a few years ago in Los Angeles for allegedly transferring millions of dollars to the Sinaloa cartel.

It has been reported that Bakshish and his two accomplices, Balwant Rai Bhola and Sanjeev Bhola, could be in Canada or Punjab.

The DEA has also named Balwant and Sanjeev as members of the international illegal money transferring ring allegedly working under the orders of Mexican drug cartels.

Bakshish, Sanjeev and Balwant are accused of “conspiracy to launder money”.

A DEA report stated that Bakshish’s last known address was in Surrey, BC.

Several Indian-origin drug traffickers had previously been operating from Surrey.

Reports suggest that Bakshish may have fled to India and is living under a false identity.

Bakshish is not the only Indian to facilitate funds for the Sinaloa cartel.

In 2018, Manu Gupta and Mohammed Sadik were arrested by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) in Indore, Madhya Pradesh.

They had been supplying drugs to Jorge Solis, a member of the Sinaloa cartel.

The DRI had recovered 10kg of drugs from Manu and Jorge, worth around Rs. 100 Crore (£9.7 million).

Manu was found to be working for the Sinaloa drug cartel and had been for several years.

Sinaloa is a sovereign state that faces the Gulf of California. Its location and political patronisation provide the drug cartel with a safe haven to operate their international drug racket.

The DEA had previously uncovered another major drug cartel involving Vicky Goswami, a former aide of notorious gangster Dawood Ibrahim.

The DEA had also tipped off Indian agencies about a pharmaceutical company allegedly operating in India.

Drugs like methaqualone and ephedrine were allegedly being manufactured there.

The company was later shut down by the police.

An investigation report was filed by the DEA in the US District Court, Southern District of New York on July 25, 2019.

It reportedly identified Vicky and Ali Punjani, the ex-husband of Bollywood actress Kim Sharma.

Vicky was extradited by the DEA from Kenya to face trial in New York. 



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