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Man held with 'heroin' worth Rs 45 lakh in Narkeldanga

Man held with heroin worth Rs 45 lakh in Narkeldanga

Kolkata: The Narcotics Cell of detective department in Kolkata Police arrested a man with additive substances suspected to be heroin worth Rs 45 lakh in Narkeldanga on Monday.

According to the police, on Sunday, officials of Narcotics Cell came to know from their source that a man would reach Narkeldanga with huge quantity of addictives substances. Based on the information, the police started gathering intelligence inputs from the area and found about the place where the suspect would arrive. As soon as the place was located, a police team conducted raid at a place near Kaizer Street and found a person identified as Hasil Mondal of Kaligunj in Nadia with 410 grams of brown coloured powder, which was suspected to be heroin. He was detained and taken to Narkeldanga police station.

The police suspect that the powder is heroin and it is worth about Rs 50 lakh. However, Mondal could not render any satisfactory answer about the powder. Later, he was arrested and the powder was seized. Sources informed that Pal said that he is running the illegal business for quite a long time.

Earlier on September 15, police had arrested a person identified as Santipada Pal of Kaligunj in Nadia with 400 grams of heroin, worth Rs 45 lakh. Pal confessed that he is running the illegal business for quite a long time. He also said he came to Kolkata with good quantity of heroin and other narcotic elements several times.

However police are trying to know who else are connected to the racket as smugglers and drug peddlers are suspected to increase their activities during the Durga Puja as police would be busy managing the crowed and traffic.

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