One arrested with charas worth Rs 8 lakh

Kolkata: Special Task Force (STF) of Kolkata Police has nabbed a person and seized charas approximately worth Rs 8 lakh on Sunday from Kidderpore.

Earlier, the police had seized huge quantity of heroin and arrested two persons from Hastings, which is near Kidderpore.

According to the police, on Sunday afternoon, STF officials came to know from their sources that a someone under Watgunge police station area is about make a deal of drug or narcotics.

Based on the information, the police started gathering information about the possible deal of narcotics and suspect.

Around 3 pm, police came to know about a person identified as Shafiuddin Shaikh, a resident Dr Sudhir Bose Road.

Around 3:40 pm on Sunday STF personnel spotted Shaikh in Kidderpore area and intercepted him.

He was taken to Watgunge police station and interrogated. During interrogation, Shaikh confessed that he kept huge quantity of charas at his home.

Following his statement, police along with Shaikh went to his home and conducted a search.

During search 8.2 kg heroin was found and seized eventually. It is assumed that the cost of seized charas is around

Rs 8 lakh.

Earlier, on Saturday STF intercepted a car on Munshi Prem Chand Sarani under Hastings police station jurisdiction and arrested two persons for allegedly carrying heroin.

Police found the heroin kept concealed inside the door of the car in such a manner that it would not catch the sight of the people who would open the door from outside.

Police recovered about 3.208 kg (approx) of crude heroin.

Approximate cost of the seized narcotics may be between Rs 3 crore to Rs 12 crore.

The duo, identified as Dipak Roy and Kumar Chetri of Anlong, belong to Assam.

Further, a few days ago STF had seized huge quantity of Yaba tablets, which was suspected to have procured from the North East.

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