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Two arrested for smuggling 47kg charas into city

mumbai Updated: Nov 30, 2010 00:56 IST
HT Correspondent

Two persons were arrested for allegedly smuggling 47kg of charas into the city using a multi utility vehicle with hidden cavities made especially to ferry the consignment.

The Kalachowkie unit of the Anti-Terrorism Squad arrested Airaf Mohammed Saeed Khoradia, 24, and Haider Khan Abdul Latif Khan, 51, both residents of Dongri, on November 23.

The ATS had laid a trap on the basis of a tip-off that a drug deal was going to take place below Reay Road station bridge.

Rakesh Maria, additional director general of police (ATS) said that Airaf, a taxi driver came in contact with two people from Jammu and Kashmir — Monuddin and Shafiq — about four years ago.

“Around two years ago Airaf joined them. He used to visit New Delhi twice a year to get the consignment and deliver them at Surendranagar and Surat in Gujarat and to drug dealers in Dongri, Antop Hill and Deonar,” Maria said.

“The vehicle [Qualis] was used as a carrier to deliver dry fruits to avoid being caught,” Maria added.

Charas of 10kg each was found from Airaf and Haider and another 27 kg was hidden in the cavities is worth around Rs 23.5 lakh, Maria said.

The vehicle was registered in the name of one Pappu, a resident of J&K, who has had several cases of drug dealings against him.

“Investigation are on,” Maria said.

Maria added that the duo has been charged under sections of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance Act and will remain in police custody until Tuesday.