Drug addict turned peddler hires autorickshaw to move around and supply drugs to customers arrested by Viveknagar police seized 20.2 kgs of Marijuana and other items worth Rs.12 Lakhs

Dr.Thomas (Special Correspondent)

The Viveknagar police have arrested a 23-year-old peddler who was hiring autorickshaw to move around and supply drugs to his customers in a brown paper packets.

The accused Praveen,a resident of Koramangala was a addict turned peddler who used to purchase drugs from his contacts in Odhisha and supply it to his customers .

The accused told the police that he would go to railway station regularly to pick up the drug consignment delivered to him by his contact .

The accused would hire the autorickshaw,carry brown paper covers and supply it to his customers in and around the city .

The autorickshaw drivers are unaware of his activities and take him around the city ,a senior officer,said .

However based on a tip off from his customer, the police arrested Praveen and recovered 20.2 kilos of Marijuana along with two trolley bags and 52 brown paper covers from him total worth Rs.12 lakh.

The accused had been booked under NDPS and taken into custody for further investigations and to ascertain his network .