In eclipse after the Bombay blasts, the D Company's business is booming again. Its LTTE-aided narcotics and arms network now spans the globe. Ajith Pillai and Charu Lata Joshi report from Mumbai.
September 29, 1997 00:00 ISTDawood Inc.
Raw opium is grown in North-West Frontier Province. This is transported to Karachi by land.
Opium is processed into heroin in Karachi. This major port city is Dawood Ibrahim's base. His second-in-command here is Ejaz Pathan. Heroin then finds its way to Rajasthan and Gujarat and then on to Mumbai—all via land.
In Mumbai heroin is repacked and distributed to agents.
Through land and sea, agents take the heroin to Chennai and Tuticorin. The Tamil Nadu operations are controlled by Capt David, A.H. Mohamed Ismail, Mohan Kotian.
Heroin is shipped to Colombo where the operations are under the supervision of Moideen Shajohan, Velachari Stanley.
Oceanliners and air routes are used to smuggle the heroin to the UK, France and Germany. The operations are controlled in the UK by Ibrahim Pochee and Umarji Moosa Patel; in France, Peter James Patel and Patrick Condier; in Germany, A.M. Patel and Selvadurai.
From Gujarat, heroin is also repacked in water-proof packets and sent to west...