Vijaya Laxmi Tripura
Dubai-based Indian fugitive mafia ringleader Dawood Ibrahim has pledged US$1 billion of his drug money in funding anti-India and anti-Myanmar groups and parties with the agenda of ‘destructing’ those ‘kafir’ [infidel] nations. This notorious man reportedly also has decided to use 15 percent of his earnings from the illegal drug trade towards the same goal and has been using Sri Lanka and Maldives as his newest fronts of continuing narco-trade. On December 31, 2018 a “historic” volume of narcotic worth over US$ 15 million was seized from Dehiwala suburb in Sri Lanka by members of the law enforcing agencies. Authorities said, the consignment was originated from Pakistan.
Two Bangladeshis were netted by the Police with 3 kilos of heroin at a house at Templers Road, Mt Lavinia. The consignment of heroin was wrapped in cake boxes. The Bangladeshis were waiting to meet the Lankan dealer here when the Police netted them on a tipoff. The suspects were not forthcoming to answer about the keys but on the pressure of Police, they revealed that they are keys to an apartment at 56 A, Kawdana Road, Attidiya. Upon rounding up the apartment and entering it, the police realized it was not just a heroin hideaway but a major distribution centre.
According to Asian Tribune news portal, aside from the details that the heroin has originated from Pakistan, there is a deepening connection to a well known global narcoterrorist: Dawood Ibrahim, the evil king of the underworld for Islamic gangs. Sources indicate that the shadow of Dawood, who co-founded the notorious gang D-Company with his brother in the 1970s, looms over the drug trade in Sri Lanka. He is Number 3 on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted List since 2011 as the mastermind of the 1993 Mumbai bombings which killed 257 people and injured 1400. Dawood is known to have links to the Taliban, Al-Qaeda and Lashkar-e-Taiba (L-e-T), with known connections throughout the Islamic world including India, Afghanistan, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates. The D-Company kingpin was last known to be hiding in the coastal city of Karachi, Pakistan in 2015 where he owns many properties. International drug trafficking is the specialty of Dawood and the D-Company, where their money is laundered into businesses across the world, including Bollywood studios and films in the 1980s and 90s. Also, he gave logistics in the 2008 Mumbai attacks of the L-e-T which killed 174 people and wounded 300 more. He has financed Islamic terror in the Gujarat region through L-e-T, being a large terror group centered in Pakistan. In 2003, Dawood was declared a global terrorist by the US and Indian governments.
Dawood association with jihadists:
According to an international security agency, in November 2018, one of Dawood’s trusted aides named Ismail met a four Bangladeshis in Dubai, where the D-Company man had notified the Bangladeshi men of Dawood Ibrahim’s willingness of pledging US$ 1 billion towards “destruction of India and Myanmar” as part of his “divine obligation” of taking revenge of “genocide on Muslims” in those countries. Later, one of the Bangladeshi men suggested Ismail to “allocate” a part of Dawood’s budget for Jamaat-e-Islami and Hefazat-e-Islam, so that these groups can “effectively expedite” activities in contributing in defeating “pro-India forces” in Bangladesh. Subsequently, a long-distance call was made to connect Ismail with a Bangladeshi national and newspaper editor residing in Malaysia. On January 2, 2019, a second round of telephonic conversation took place between Ismail and the Bangladeshi editor in Malaysia to notifying the approval of required fund. It was also learnt, since December last year, Dawood Ibrahim’s representatives were negotiating purchase of arms and explosives with an Iranian national. According to the source, this consignment of arms and explosives may end up in the hands of terror outfits in Kashmir in India as well as to ARSA and AA.