Kolkata Police STF arrests drug peddler, heroin worth Rs 26 crore seized

Kolkata: The Special Task Force (STF) of Kolkata Police arrested a drug peddler in the city and seized heroin worth nearly Rs 26 crore from his possession, a senior officer said on Sunday.

Acting on a tip-off, sleuths of the STF detained the Durgapur-based ‘wanted’ drug peddler when he was riding a motorcycle on EM Bypass near Captain Bheri under Pragati Maidan Police Station area on Saturday midnight, he said.

“We seized from his possession heroin weighing around 5.177 kg having a market value of Rs 25.88 crore in the international grey market,” the police officer said.

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The accused has been booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.

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