NCB arrested two persons with charas worth ₹35 lakh in MumbaiUpdated: Sep 16, 2020 23:34 IST
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Tuesday arrested two persons at Bhayander and recovered 2.40 kg charas from them. The cost of the recovered contraband in the international market is estimated at ₹35 lakh.
The arrested accused Avinash Singh, 24, and Shravan Gupta, 38, are residents of Nallasopara.
Acting on a tip-off, the NCB unit laid a trap and intercepted Singh near a sports complex in Bhayander (East). On checking, the officers found drugs which were concealed in his backpack. Eight taped packets of charas were stitched to clothes, said an NCB officer.
During the interrogation, Singh revealed that on the instruction of the main supplier Baliram alias Balli, he was going to deliver the drugs to his accomplice Gupta. Singh also revealed that Gupta was in touch with him over the phone and was supposed to collect the backpack containing drugs from him, the officer said.
The agency then arrested Gupta from the same locality in Bhayander. According to NCB, both the arrested accused appeared to be working for courier firms.
We are now trying to trace the source of the drug and how it landed in Bhayander, said the officer.