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Peddlers hiring wagers to supply drugs in Chandigarh

This came to fore after the arrest of one Amit Kumar, 50, from Sector 38 West, Chandigarh, on Friday. Amit hails from Nepal and was living in Kharar. He was employed by drug peddler Sonu and held with 24 buprenorphine injections and eight gram of smack.

punjab Updated: Jun 24, 2017 14:13 IST
Shailee Dogra
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The police have identified a network of drug peddlers active in Chandigarh who take orders on phone and employ people on daily basis to deliver drugs at the client’s preferred location.

This came to fore after the arrest of one Amit Kumar, 50, from Sector 38 West, Chandigarh, on Friday. Amit hails from Nepal and was living in Kharar. He was employed by drug peddler Sonu and held with 24 buprenorphine injections and eight gram of smack.

“Amit was paid Rs 1,000 per day for selling drugs. All deals were done on the phone,” said Ram Rattan, station house officer of Maloya police station.

This is first such case that has come up in Chandigarh.

During the preliminary investigations, Amit reportedly told police that Sonu used to hand over 50 pouches to him carrying small quantity of smack.

Amit had started working with Sonu about 15 days back, prior to which he was in Himachal Pradesh for two months in search of a job. It is learnt that the two were in touch for the last two years as they were living in the same locality in Daddumajra. After Amit got addicted to drinking, his parents shifted to Kharar to keep him away from bad company, the police said.

Sources revealed that Sonu has hired about a dozen people to supply drugs to his clients.

During interrogation, Amit revealed that Sonu had provided him a mobile phone through which the deals were struck. After getting calls from regular customers, Amit would supply smack at a rate of Rs 500 per pouch while the injection was sold at Rs 300, police sources said.

Police have registered a case against Amit under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.

Kingpin’s wife doubles up as supplier

According to the police, Sonu also used his wife, Shakti, 27, to supply drugs to his clients. She was arrested with 15 gram heroin (chitta) on June 10 near fish market in Dadumajra.

She too was handed small pouches carrying one gram of heroin on daily basis. She charged Rs 5,000 per pouch and Rs 300 for each buprenorphine injection.

Police sources said that to cover himself, Sonu never got involved in supplying drugs. Whenever he would accompany his accomplices, Sonu would ensure that he is standing at a place covered by CCTV camera. This was to ensure that he is never caught red-handed possessing the contraband, the sources claimed.