Drug racket busted, 4 held including two 19-year-old girls
Kolkata: In a major breakthrough, Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has busted a drug peddling racket in South Kolkata, which involves students of class X from an open school.
Two of the total four arrested persons are 19-year-old women and they are also allegedly involved in escort services. They used to supply drugs at different parties and night clubs. Police recovered LSD blots and ganja from the accused.
Acting on a tip off, officers from the Kolkata zonal unit of NCB conducted a raid and picked up one of the 19-year-old women, who is a student of class X in an open school.
The officers seized 0.2 gram LSD blots and 2.8 kg ganja from her possession.
She took the investigating officers to one of her childhood friends, saying that she had supplied the same to her.
The police also picked up the other women.
Both of them were known to each other for the past many years as they studied in a well known boarding school in Kolkata.
The investigating officers came to know about two others – Prashant Basnet (22) and Dibyendu Roy (32) – who were also involved in the racket. The duo were subsequently arrested.
Prashant, who is a resident of Picnic Garden area, was also pursuing studies of class X from an open school.
It was Prashant who had taken the consignment from Dibyendu and handed it over to the women, who took it to the actual buyers at different private parties and clubs.
Investigation revealed that Dibeyndu is a resident of Dum Dum Park area near Lake Town and he pursued a diploma course in Information Technology in post graduation from a college in Bangalore.
Dilip Srivastava, Zonal Director of NCB, stated that investigation has revealed that Dibeyndu has some friends in Bangalore who supplied him with the LSD. He used to procure LSD on a regular basis and used to sell them in the Kolkata market. 0.37 gram LSD blots were also recovered from his house.
Dibeyndu was earlier arrested by the Central Crime Branch of Bangalore Police in 2015 on charges of smuggling drugs along with a gang of two other college dropouts manikantan and Jag Sai Parvesh.