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Crime Branch busts inter-state drug syndicate, arrests three persons

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Crime Branch have busted an inter-state drug syndicate and recovered around 25 kilograms of marijuana from them, police said Friday.

Three people - (28), (25) and (22), who used run the syndicate under the garb of turmeric business were also arrested, police said.

"The arrest was made following a tip off that the members of the syndicate would come in New Usmanpur area with a consignment of marijuana," said Ajit Kumar Singla, of Police (Crime).

Two of the accused, and Anil, were apprehended from New Usmanpur after a trap was laid for them and 25.600 kilograms of marijuana was recovered from them, he said.

Investigations revealed that was the mastermind of the syndicate. He was also traced and arrested on the same day.

Kumar belongs to Sitamarhi district of

About three years back, he came to and started a turmeric business from a rented godown in New Usmanpur area.

Sanjay, another accused was working as with him while the third accused worked with him as a delivery boy, the said.

About two years ago, Kumar also started supplying marijuana after collecting it from fields of his native place to various colonies in as there was a hefty margin in trade.

Kumar also lured his workers Sanjay and into the trade.

Kumar used to send the consignment of marijuana from by train. Sanjay used to receive it in and store it in their godown where turmeric was stored in order to avoid the stench of marijuana from spreading, he added.

Anil further supplied the marijuana to various retailers in Delhi on instructions given by Kumar, the police added.

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First Published: Fri, April 26 2019. 18:30 IST