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Three drug peddlers arrested with heroin worth Rs 80 lakh

Greater Noida: Gautam Buddh Nagar police arrested three persons with 745 grams of heroin worth Rs 80 lakhs from Badalpur area of Greater Noida on late Wednesday night. Police officials said that one of the accused is son of a Delhi police sub-inspector and is also a state level boxing player from Haryana.

According to police, the arrested persons have been identified as Vikas Kumar Shah of Madhepura district in Bihar, Dharmaraj from District Badaun and Himanshu Balbariya of District Rewari in Haryana.

Vineet Jaiswal, Superintendent of Police (rural), Gautam Buddh Nagar said that the accused got drugs from a drug supplier in Munger district of Bihar and were supposed to sell them to various vendors in Greater Noida.

"Acting on a tip-off, the accused were arrested from near Sadullapur railway crossing in Badalpur, Greater Noida. Upon interrogating they told police that they got drugs from a drug supplier in Munger district who has been identified as Vashishta Kumar Shah. The accused persons brought drugs to sell in Greater Noida market but were nabbed by police. Meanwhile, we are making efforts to nab the mastermind of gang, who is also a cousin brother to one of the arrested persons," said Jaiswal.

Meanwhile, police are yet to identify the sources through which they were supposed to sell these drugs in Greater Noida.

"The trio of accused arrested by police were agents who were instructed to sell the drugs in Greater Noida by the mastermind of their gang. It also came to light that they had not made any payment to purchase these drugs but were supposed to give the money after these drugs are sold. We are further investigating the source they would be using to sell these drugs in Greater Noida on nearby states," added Jaiswal.

The officer further said that accused Himanshu is a final year student of BA-LLB and is also a state level boxing player from Haryana. The other two accused work as labourers.

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