Three held for drug trafficking

Cops recover ganja worth Rs 40 lakh

Three men have been arrested in Seemapuri on charges of drug trafficking, police said on Monday.

The police recovered 208.6 kg of ganja worth Rs 40 lakh in the international market. The accused are Devanand, 30, a driver; Amit Sharma, 25, a parcel-clearing agent at New Delhi railway station, and Pappu, 22.

“We got information that three men involved in drug-trafficking would visit Seemapuri in a Maruti Ecco car to deliver ganja. Then a police team swung into action,” said Sanjay Kumar Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Police (North-East).

On checking the vehicle, the police found seven parcels containing ganja. During interrogation, all the three accused told police that the consignment had come from Bhubaneswar by train.

“Amit had helped them in clearing the parcels at New Delhi railway station,” Singh added.

A case has been filed against them. Pappu, a resident of Azadpur, is also involved in a case relating to fake currency.

Train passengers drugged

Ten passengers in a general, unreserved compartment of the Delhi-Patna Shramjeevi Express were found drugged on Monday.

Their entire valuables worth Rs 1,50,000 were also stolen, police said.

The stolen items included cash, cellphones, wrist watches and other belongings. The passengers were admitted at Danapur railway hospital, where three of them are said to be unconscious.

Ram Pukar Singh, a railway police official, said said there has been a rise in cases of poor passengers being drugged in trains.

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