176 kg of drugs seized, 6 held
In a major success to nail down the illegal sale and purchase of pseudoephedrine, Chandigarh crime branch on Sunday night busted an interstate gang by arresting six persons with over 176 kg of pseudoephedrine and cash amounting to Rs 2.31 crore.chandigarh Updated: Mar 18, 2013 18:08 IST
In a major success to nail down the illegal sale and purchase of pseudoephedrine, Chandigarh crime branch on Sunday night busted an interstate gang by arresting six persons with over 176 kg of pseudoephedrine and cash amounting to Rs 2.31 crore.
The consignment of the tablets was to be sent to Burma and China.
Following the increase in the incidents of snatching, a team of crime branch under the supervision of DSP/crime Satbir Singh, led by in-charge crime branch inspector Ranjodh Singh was on patrolling job on Sunday.
During the course of checking at around 10 pm the police party adjoining the Power House in Mani Majra stopped a vehicle bearing registration number CH-01-AP-2074, which was coming from Kishangarh side.
Two persons were sitting in the vehicle and the boy who was on the driving seat disclosed his name Karan Kakkar, a resident of Sector 15. The other person accompanying him on the rear seat of the vehicle revealed his name as Chanchal Nag alias Ranbir, a resident of Guwahati in Assam. Further, on personal search of both of the accused, a country made unlicensed pistol of .32 bore and two live cartridges were recovered from Chanchal Nag.
Thereafter, police started searching the said vehicle and during the checking, cops noticed a big plastic bag lying on the foot-rest of the driver's adjoining seat and other two plastic bags were kept on the foot-rest of the rear seat.
While intensive checking of these bags, cops found that the bags were containing without stripped loose tablets. While asking for any permit, both of the youths failed to show any valid license/permit or bill of keeping the above-said tablets in their possession and police party immediately took these bags in their custody.
On the further detailed interrogation, the boys disclosed that the said hauls of tablets were containing a salt namely Pseudoephedrine and it is used for the preparation of heroin. They said that they were going to deliver the said assignment at Fun Republic, situated at ManiMajra to the boys namely Zosanga, Sangchhunga, Lalnuhiua and Devitthag who have come from Mizoram and the consignment was to be smuggled to Burma and China.
All of these people were also arrested later following the identification of the earlier arrested accused Karan Kakkar and Chanchal Nag alias Ranbir.
The tablets were examined at the spot with the help of Narcotics Detection Kit and presence of Pseudoephedrine drug was found positive therein.
Further, on weighing the bags it was found that the all three bags weighed 176.370 kilogram.
The police have registered a case under Section 9-A, 25-A of NDPS Act and 25/54/59 of Arms Act.
The accused will be produced in the court to get their police remand to ascertain more details in the case.
First Published: Mar 18, 2013 18:04 IST