US national sentenced for trafficking heroin from India

A US national has been sentenced to 60 months in federal prison and four years of supervised release on charges of heroin trafficking from India.

Washington: A US national has been
sentenced to 60 months in federal prison and four years of
supervised release on charges of heroin trafficking from
India.

Baker Alli, 50, and two co-defendants, pleaded guilty
in May in US District Court in Providence to trafficking
heroin from India.

A fourth person is being sought, the Justice
Department said.

Federal law enforcement agents intercepted packages
containing large quantities of heroin at the Cincinnati /
Kentucky Airport and the International Mail Branch of JFK
Airport in New York in October 2009.

The packages, addressed for delivery in Rhode Island,
contained 338.1 grams and 391 grams of heroin.
Agents posing as deliverymen completed delivery of the
packages, and continued their investigation which resulted in
arrest warrants being issued for four individuals, the
statement said.

PTI

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