Pramesh S Jain.Yogesh K Porwar
The West Division police of Magadi road police on Sunday arrested a 31-year-old man from Rajasthan and recovered 1.84 kgs of opium from him.
The accused has been identified as,Sukhdev,31,a resident of Pali district in Rajasthan.
Senior officer told reporters,to curb the drug menace across the city we have formed special squad from each police station to keep a Vigil watch on drug peddlers and consumers in the area.
The Magadi Road police inspector,GT Sreenivas received a credible information from their reliable inputs who shared the details of peddlers with his contact number.
After getting the information the inspector formed a decoy to contact the person and get the drug substances.
Our crime staff turned as decoy contacted the Peddler on his mobile number and asked to deliver the opium drugs the Peddler made our team to come to Majestic,and in srirampuram area to deliver the drugs but the peddler dint turned up.
It is a month long operation in which the accused was nabbed.our team kept a close watch on the peddler and used to visit the spots wherever he asked to deliver the Affim drugs.But the peddler never turned up.
One fine day our crime staff called him and said it was urgent to deliver the opium drugs and he ordered 1.84 kg of opium to him and said it is emergency and asked him to deliver in Magadi road near a reputed college.
As soon as the peddler came to deliver the opium drugs our team caught him red handed when a police posing as customer approached him to confirm the Narcotics near a college on Magadi road.
As the peddler reached near a reputed college our team who were kept a close watch on him and his movements and after getting confirmation that he is peddling drugs our team of cops surrounded him and secured him to investigate further.
A detailed investigation by the team it has been revealed that the accused used to sell opium drugs in gel form and in liquid form to his clients.
The police recovered 648 grams in gel form and 436 grams in Liquid form from his possession.
When our team asked the source from where he is procuring drugs he told the police that opium available in abundance at his home town and he would bring it to the city by train to sell it considering its high demand.
The accused said that he smuggled the opium concealed in mixer grinder jar and after landing in city he stayed with his friend in his room in chickpet area to supply the contraband drugs to his clients.
Initial probe revealed that the accused used to visit Bengaluru oftenly and was working as salesman in cloth and utensils shop.
But he left the job and in chickpet earlier and started peddling drugs considering its demand and huge profit margin a case under NDPS Act has booked and further investigation is on.
Finally Bengaluru Police Commissioner,Kamal Pant has appreciated Addl CP East,S Murugan, DCP West,Dr Sanjeev M Patil ACP, Nanjundegowda,PI,GT Sreenivas and his crime staff as, Ravikumar,Krishnamurthy,Naveen,and other special squad who has done a tremendous job in nabbing the inter-state drug peddler after a month long operation finally the peddler who started pedlding drugs to make ease money has been nabbed by Anti-Narcotics special squad team and is cooling his heels in jail and for the exemplary work done by the team a suitable reward will be given to them he added.