Yogesh K Porwar
The North Division police of Srirampura police on Thursday busted an inter state drug racket and arrested two persons including an Autorickshaw driver for peddling marijuana after smuggling the drugs concealed as courier parcel in trains.
The accused has been identified as,Satish,28,an authorickshaw driver and resident of Srirampura and his associate Vasanth,24 were heading home after getting the parcel from majestic railway station.
DCP North, Dharmendra Kumar Meena,told media persons that our Srirampura police Inspector Balakrishna R,who was on night rounds while passing from city Railway Station noticed a Auto-rickshaw and getting suspicious on the auto the Inspector followed the auto and confronted a person by name Satish and checked the autorickshaw on Vatal Nagraj road and found Marijuana and arrested them red handed.
Satish is a habitual offender involved in as two cases of NDPS already along with a case of murder and robbery,which are pending against him.
This is one of the reason the police stopped him on suspecion.
The police recovered 45.1 kilograms of Ganja and a auto rickshaw used in crime.
A detailed questioning led Satish to confess that he was sourcing the drugs from his contact in Vishakapatnam concealed as regular parcel and Sent it via train for many months.
He would get the contraband to Bengaluru via train and later make small packets and sell it to his customers for a range of Rs 250 to Rs 300 under the code word Mango,he used to sell the drugs to his clients.
The accused have been taken into custody to track down the drug network a case under NDPS Act has been registered and further investigation is on.
Finally Bengaluru Police Commissioner,Kamal Pant has appreciated Addl CP West,Soumendhu Mukherjee,DCP North,Dharmendra Kumar Meena, ACP,Malleswaram sub-division,Venkatesh Naidu PI, Balakrishna,PSI,Nagaraj,ASI,Venkatappa,and crime staff as,Srinivas,Nataraj,Mohan Kumar Nayak,Siddhu Lamani,Prakash Havaldar,and others has been appreciated for busting the inter-state Drug racket by seizing 45.1 kg Ganja and a suitable reward will be given to the team for their timely action on drug Peddlers in the city he added.