Pramesh S Jain
“It’s a shameful act that central government employees involved in drug racket -Bhaskar Rao.”
Sleuths attached to anti-narcotics wing of the Central Crime Branch (CCB) has busted international level drug racket and arrested four employees of postal department on the charge of drug peddling.They were allegedly handling drugs from foreign countries in nexus with local peddlers.
The accused, has been identified as,H.Subba,34,Ramesh Kumar,47,Syed Majid, 54,and Vijay Rajan,58, all the four are working at the GPO and Chamarajpet post offices.
The CCB sleuths have recovered drugs worth Rs.20 lakh, including 339 ecstasy tablets,10 grams of MDMA crystal powder and 30 gram of brown sugar, which they received in foreign parcels from the Netherlands,Canada and the USA.
Senior officer, told media persons that the accused would help the peddlers get the drugs in exchange for sums ranging from Rs.50,000 to Rs.1.5 lakh depending upon the size of the consignment.The accused would collect the parcels and hand them over to the peddlers without the mandatory scanning and other formalities.
Inquiries revealed that the accused were involved in the crime for six months. Using their expertise,they would also scan parcels in search of drugs and steal such parcels.They would sell them to the peddlers and drug addicts.
Bengaluru city police commissioner,Bhaskar Rao,with Joint Commissioner,Crime,Sandeep Patil,DCPs,as,Kuldeep Kumar R Jain,KP Ravikumar was present at the press conference and said that,The racket came to light when one of the drug peddlers was arrested by the CCB team.Based on information provided by the peddler,police raided the post offices and arrested the accused.
Bhaskar Rao, even said, In the last one-and-half-a-month our Narcotics win g of CCB cops have busted 4 international drug rackets.It is very sad to note that 4 Government officials are attached to Foreign post office at Chamarajpet in Bengaluru used the dark web to develop contact with oversees drug peddlers.
By providing fake addresses they have got drugs from foreign countries and made money. Following a definitive clue. Cops of our Anti-Narcotics cell have arrested these 4 employees of the central government. I am proud to announce that Karnataka and Bengaluru police are the first to successfully penetrate dark net users.
He even said we suspect involvement of other employees, and a case has been registered against all the four accused in Kempegowdanagar police station under NDPS Act and further investigation is on.And finally I appreciate,Joint CP,Crime, Sandeep Patil,DCPs,as,Kuldeep Kumar R Jain,KP Ravikumar,ACPs,as,Nagaraj,Venugopal with other staff who has done a commendable job and a suitable reward will be given to the team he added.