Kolkata Police conducts biggest drug raid in NER; drugs worth more than Rs 100-crore seized, two dealers held

Acting on a tip-off, officers of the Kolkata Police’s Special Task Force (STF) on Tuesday carried out a late-night raid in Kolkata’s Paikpara area within the Tala Police Station limits.

On searching the spot, the cops recovered a huge quantity of banned contraband drugs – heroin weighing more than 25 kilograms. 

The officers of Kolkata Police’s STF have informed that the seized drug is worth more than Rs 100 crores. Sources say that it is one of the biggest seizures in West Bengal and in the entire North East Region (NER). 

The police have arrested two persons. Among them, one is an Uttar Pradesh-based drug dealer while the other dealer is based in Manipur. The arrested persons have been identified as Juber hailing from the Bahraich district of Uttar Pradesh and Moulana Fayazuddin hailing from the Thoubal district of Manipur.  

“A specific case has been registered vide STF PS Case No 04 Dated 21.01.2020 U/s 21(c)/29 NDPS Act and investigation into the case is going on,” said a senior official of Kolkata Police’s STF. 

The officer added, “The arrested persons will be produced before Ld. Special Judge, NDPS Act, City Sessions Court, Bankshall today, and police remand will be sought for.”

Courtesy : DNA

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