Sobhraj said the Taliban needed to sell heroin to buy arms and he had contacts with some Chinese criminals, and even offered to represent the Taliban in a meeting for the deal in Nepal.
"But I was also working for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)," he is quoted as having said in an interview in Kathmandu jail to British magazine GQ. Sobhraj said he aimed to double-cross both the parties and enable the CIA to smash an international drug and arms deal between a terrorist organization and a crime syndicate. "I risked my life for the war on terror," he said, claiming that the spy agency abandoned him when he was arrested. "They could not help me as I was undercover." (PTI)