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Budding cricketer deals in drugs to meet expenses, held

A budding cricketer, who could not pay his loan that he took for an i-20 car, got involved in the drug trade to meet his expenses. He and his associate were arrested by the Delhi Police (Crime Branch), when they were caught with 81.250 kilogram of marijuana in South-west Delhi’s Dwarka Mor area, police said on Thursday. 

The cricketer has been identified as Sumit and the co-accused, Pabbar Giri. The accused were transporting the contraband in an i-20 car and cops have recovered 81.250 kg marijuana from the vehicle.

The accused were arrested on December 16 after the cops received a tip-off informing them that the accused would come near Dwarka Mor area in their i-20 car with the marijuana. They were arrested after a trap was laid by the Crime Branch, Delhi Police.

When the accused were interrogated, it was found that Giri was living with his wife, two daughters and a son in Mohan Garden, Uttam Nagar area and had been incarcerated in a NDPS case for two years. 

“He used to purchase ganja from his contact,  Mukesh, at the rate of Rs 2,500 per kg and further used to sell it to one of his associates in Gurugram at Rs 3,500 per kg,” said Joint Commissioner of Police, (Crime Branch), Ravindra Yadav.

Meanwhile, Sumit is reportedly a famous cricketer in the locality. He plays in local cricket tournaments regularly for which he receives Rs 2,000  per match by the organisers. Later on, he purchased an i-20 car on loan but he was unable to repay his loan after which he got into the drug trade to pay for his loans.

“Efforts are being made to arrest Mukesh and other suppliers. Investigation of the case is in progress,” Yadav added.
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