Dawood Ibrahim and his D' Company are the source of most of the world's heroin. The United States has asked Pakistan to hand over India's 'most wanted' fugitive and international terrorist Dawood Ibrahim for his alleged links to al-Qaeda-related terrorists groups and involvement in the global heroin trade.
The FBI and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) have sought assistance from Pakistan's Interior Ministry, Anti-Narcotic Force (ANF) and the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) to hunt down Dawood in the Islamic nation. In fact, Dawood has been described by American agencies as "an al-Qaeda facilitator now living in Pakistan who has already been placed in the same category as top al-Qaeda operatives with Interpol issuing a special notice against him". According to the DEA, Dawood is involved in large-scale shipment of narcotics (heroin) to the United Kingdom and western Europe (Albanian Mob) and its smuggling routes from South Asia, the Middle East and Africa have shared links with Osama bin Laden's terror network. He is currently on the wanted list of interpol for organised crime and counterfeiting.
Ibrahim is accused of heading a vast and sprawling illegal empire. His name has become a byword in political, business and law enforcement circles. After the Bombay Blasts in 1993, which Ibrahim organized and financed, he became India's most wanted man. After that incident, most of the his key Hindu mobsters and even few Muslims went against him bringing down his empire.
In 2003, the United States Government declared Dawood Ibrahim a "Global Terrorist" and pursued the matter before the United Nations in an attempt to freeze his assets around the world and crack down on his operations after significant diplomatic lobbying by the government of India.
The Bush Administration, under advisement from the Indian Government, has imposed sanctions on Ibrahim. Although Pakistan denies any knowledge of his existence, Indian intelligence agencies, such as Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), believe that Dawood currently resides in Karachi. Ibrahim is also alleged to have close links with Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence agency.
Dawood is also suspected to have connections with terrorist organisations such as lashkar-e-toiba. Recent information indicates that Ibrahim has been helping finance increasing attacks in Gujarat by lashkar-e-toiba. New Delhi handed over to Islamabad a list of 38 most wanted criminals, including Ibrahim.
Sanjay Dutt, one of Bollywood’s biggest stars, was jailed for six years for possessing illegal firearms given to him by gangsters involved in a series of bomb attacks in Bombay in 1993 (Dawood Ibrahim). Dawood Ibrahim also prospered enough to gain a grip over the city's prolific film industry, Bollywood. Ibrahim allegedly began financing a number of films and got some of the industry's leading actors to star in them. "They wouldn't dare refuse an invitation (from Ibrahim)," (right out of the "Godfather" movie) a friend of the gangster was reported as saying. His Bollywood connections came out in the open when he was seen on television sitting with a number of leading stars and watching international cricket matches in the Gulf city of Sharjah UAE right next to Dubai the stolen car capital of the world.
Dawood Ibrahim heads an organization known as the D-Company which carries out billions of dollars of operations in Bombay alone, he is believed to control much of the 'hawala' system, which is the very commonly used unofficial system for transferring money and remittances outside the view of official agencies. Much of the organisation's operations are in India, allegedly with the support of Govt. of Pakistan and the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).
In a major blow to Ibrahim, ten members of his gang were arrested by Bombay Crime Branch they were extradited from Dubai United Arab Emirates, (used car racket) from where they had been deported.
Dawood Ibrahim's right hand man had been Abu Salem who owns a business establishment in the name of "Kings of Car Trading" in Dubai (telephone numbers 350240 and 350035). He owns a Mercedes car with registration number Dubai 4781. A case was registered against Salem in Dubai in the 1990s for which he was arrested and later set free on bail. He went to Pakistan in mid-1997 for making arrangements for the marriage of Dawood Ibrahim’s brother, Humayun. Later, he went for Umrah with his family. Meanwhile, Dawood was able to persuade the Dubai authorities and the case was withdrawn. Salem returned to Dubai from Karachi in March, 1998. Abu Salem also had extensive property in New Jersey USA, It was Dawood who, four years ago, through his contacts alerted American intelligence agencies in the Gulf about Salem’s presence in USA and his multi-million property deals in New Jersey. That crucial tip-off marked the beginning of Salem’s end, he was caught in Lisbon in 2005 and is currently on trial in India.
Dawood Ibrahim's ties with Sicilian mafia leader and other international organizations are not confirmed yet (Albanian Muslim Mafia), but it is believed that the base supply of drugs and its raw materials are managed by him. Being close to Afghanistan gives him an advantage, since raw materials (heroin) are made in Afghanistan. Afghanistan supplies some 93 percent of the world's opium used to make heroin, and the Taliban militants earn up to $100 million from the drug trade, the United Nations estimates. The export value of this harvest was $4 billion - more than a third of the country's combined gross domestic product
Dawood Ibrahim's gang members are active in Europe and other continents. The herion supply goes to Europe and from there to the U.S. and other countries.
Bill Warner, Private Investigator