Sunday, January 23

Special Task Force Police arrest two drug traffickers in Kolkata

By: Abhijit Ray, Kolkata, India

Two drug peddlers have been arrested by the Special Task Force of Kolkata Police from Tangra with different types of drugs. 

One of the suspect is a resident of Bangaon, a place inside the Indian state West Bengal and near the India Bangladesh International border. The other drug trafficker is from another Indian state Rajasthan. 

As per the police sources, after receiving the tip-off related to the drug racket, the special task force raided and seized narcotics valued at 10 crore. 

The suspects were booked beneath the Narcotic Medication and Psychotropic Substances ( NDPS) Act,1985. The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, commonly referred to as the NDPS Act, is an Act of the Parliament of India that prohibits a person from the production/manufacturing/cultivation, possession, sale, purchasing, transport, storage, and/or consumption of any narcotic drug or psychotropic substance. 

Special Task Force Police arrest two drug traffickers in Kolkata 1
The drugs recovered

Cases have been filed against them under multiple sections of the NDPS, the anti-drug law. The two will be arraigned in the court. Drug trafficking is on the rise in Kolkata’s Tangra Canal South Road. Detectives received the information through secret sources through the STF. On that basis, the investigators conducted the operation and the police of Tangra police station was in the lead. 

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Lots of illicit drugs were recovered from the hideout. Investigators also seized 1.043 kg of amphetamine, 1.045 kg of methacalone and 184 g of an unknown drug, as well as two traders.

According to STF sources, the name of one of the detainees is Amjad Khan. Amjad, 36, is a resident of Jhalawar, Rajasthan. The other is Piyush Mandal alias Nidhu’s house in Bongaon, West Bengal. Investigators have found out that the two were running a rampant drug business in Kolkata. 

They both were arrested and lawsuits have been filed against them under at least three sections of the NDPS Act. The STF is going to file a petition in the court today to take them into custody.

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