A major drug supplier was arrested on Friday and two kg of hashish was recovered from him. The Anti-Narcotics Cell (ANC) intercepted a phone call between alleged supplier Jaykumar Paswan (25) and drug peddler, based on the phone numbers given to them by the drug peddlers arrested in Juhu four days ago.
Paswan allegedly sold drugs to more than 10 peddlers who sold the drugs to students in colleges the western suburbs.
On Friday, the police intercepted the call about a deal and laid a trap in Bandra. They arrested Paswan and detained the peddler. The hashish recovered costs Rs 1.40 lakh and amounts to Rs 20 lakh in the international market.
Paswan, a native of Bihar, has been living in Mumbai for five years. He allegedly told the police that he moved to Mumbai, as he did not get a lot of money for the drugs in Bihar.
ANC Inspector Mrityunjay Hiremath said Paswan would get large quantities of hashish from Bihar and the Nepal border. “Paswan stayed at aleather purse-making unit at Agripada and would cut the hashish in the night using the machines of the factory,” he said.
He would then sell it to the peddlers. “The small time peddler home-delivered hashish on his bike,” added Hiremath.
After the drug bust in Juhu, Hiremath has posted his false profile on a popular social networking site posing as a student interested in rave parties.
“I have got three replies till now saying that I would be informed. This would be helping in raiding such rave parties and arresting more peddlers,” said Hiremath.