Woman drug peddler arrested in Doon, second in two days
A woman drug peddler was caught in Dehradun’s Sahaspur area with over 1.6 kg of charas in her possession on Tuesday, making her the second woman drug dealer to be arrested in two days in the districtdehradun Updated: Jan 16, 2018 21:35 IST
A woman drug peddler was caught in Dehradun’s Sahaspur area with over 1.6 kg of charas in her possession on Tuesday, making her the second woman drug dealer to be arrested in two days in the district.
On Monday, another lady drug peddler was nabbed from the Vikasnagar area of Dehradun. Both the accused were booked under the Narcotics Drug and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.
The Sahaspur police was carrying out a drive to check suspicious persons and vehicles on Tuesday, when Mehraj, 31, was arrested by the team from near Khushalpur village. Charas worth ₹1.60 lakh in the international market was seized from her apart from cash she’d gathered after selling some portion of drugs.
Upon interrogation, the accused told the police that she along with her husband bring in drugs from areas like Saharanpur (in Uttar Pradesh) and Uttarkashi (in Uttarakhand) on low rates and sell them at much higher rates to students in Dehradun, which has emerged as a major education hub over the years.
“The accused has dropped some important leads, which we will work on to nab the other drug peddlers involved in the business,” Naresh Singh Rathore, in-charge of Sahaspur police station, said.
A day earlier, the Vikasnagar police had arrested another accused, identified as Parveen, 40, from Kunja Grant area with 8.5 gm of smack being recovered from her on Monday.
“The accused used to buy smack from Mirzapur (in Uttar Pradesh) on low rates, brought them here and sold the same to youngsters at high prices,” Arvind Kumar, in-charge of Kulhal police outpost, said.
Last year, 539 drug peddlers were arrested in the Dehradun district, with drugs worth over ₹6.79 crore in the international market being seized by the police.
In November 2017, provisions of the stringent Gangster Act were invoked against two gangs comprising four women bootleggers, who were involved in illegal distribution and sale of country made liquor in ‘dry’ Rishikesh.