Saturday, August 27, 2016

Bidar police bust drug racket

Source : The Hindu

The Bidar police busted a drug racket and arrested five persons in two incidents this week. Jaffer A. Ali alias Jaffery, who is considered the kingpin of the racket, was arrested on Saturday from his residence in Irani Colony. The police team also seized banned substances from his house.

On Tuesday, a team intercepted a car coming from Kalaburagi at the Irani Colony gate and found ganja, psychotropic tablets and syrup bottles in the car. Supreet Navale (23) and Mastansab Ulgar (45), both from Kalaburagi, and Saboddin Syed (28) and Kiran alias Kirya Idgar (19), both of Bhalki, were arrested. A case has been registered in Gandhi Gunj police station.

Superintendent of Police Prakash Nikam told presspersons on Wednesday that banned substances worth Rs. 2.88 lakh were seized. “We got around 34 boxes of tablets valued at Rs. 23,562, 13 boxes of another tablet worth Rs. 15,080, over 300 cough syrup bottles worth Rs. 29,599 and 20 kg of ganja. We are keeping an eye on such activities,” he said.

Car seized

A car worth Rs. 2 lakh was also seized. Mr. Nikam said that drugs should be sold only against a prescription. "We suspect these may be sold over the counter in medical stores or in other outlets or through a network of drug dealers. We are keeping an eye on such activities," he said.

Investigators have sent the batch number and other details to the Drugs Control Department to trace where the drugs were coming from. "I have also written to the department to issue directions to pharmacists, logistics operators and doctors about following due restrictions on the storage, sale and transport of banned or controlled substances," Mr. Nikam added.

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