He drove 2,000 km with 40 kg charas concealed in car
Gurmeet Singh (24) drove for three straight days from Jammu to Mumbai, to deliver 40 kg of charas worth Rs 40 lakh. But his marathon driving, of around 2,000 km, ended with him being behind bars.mumbai Updated: May 12, 2010 02:28 IST
Gurmeet Singh (24) drove for three straight days from Jammu to Mumbai, to deliver 40 kg of charas worth Rs 40 lakh. But his marathon driving, of around 2,000 km, ended with him being behind bars.
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested Singh and Keer Pyarelal (50), who allegedly bought the drug consignment that was concealed in a Maruti 800, at Prabhadevi on Sunday.
NCB officials said Singh began his journey from Jammu on May 7 in the car which had the drug concealed in cavities made in the door panels, rear seat and an empty cylinder kept in the dickey to show that it contained gas fuel.
An official said Singh was caught when he was about to hand over the car keys to Pyarelal.
“After we intercepted him, he removed charas, which was of very good quality, from all the places where he had hidden it,” the official added.
The NCB team also seized the Rs 5 lakh from Pyarelal that he was to give to Singh as part payment for delivery of the drug. The two were booked under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, and produced before a local court on Monday.
They were remanded to NCB custody until Friday. During interrogation, Jammu resident Singh reportedly confessed to having supplied charas in the city thrice this year. The NCB is now looking for all those who had purchased the drug from Singh.
Worli resident Pyarelal, who is also a drug trafficker, had been booked earlier by the Mumbai police’s Anti-Narcotics Cell. The NCB are tracing Pyarelal’s other syndicate members in Mumbai and also those who were to purchase the drug from him.