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Indore: 3 held with large cache of banned Alprazolam

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Indore: Narcotics wing of Madhya Pradesh police busted a network of prohibited drug suppliers in the state and arrested three persons from Indore, Dewas and Bhopal. The police have also seized 21,510 pills of Alprazolam worth Rs 2 lakh from their possession. Addressing a press conference here on Monday, additional director general (narcotics) Varun Kapoor said “Acting on a tip off about the supply and sale of prohibited drugs, Aamir Khan (24), resident of Jail Road, was arrested from Mangliya Toll Plaza on May 11 and as many as 3510 pills of Alprazolam were seized from his possession.”

Kapoor said that during sustained interrogation, the accused informed police that he received the cache of drugs from Mohammad Farooq Gazi, a medical shop owner in Dewas and he was about to sell the banned drugs. “Our team raided the medical shop of Farooq and arrested him for trading the prohibited drug. During investigation, Farooq informed us that Gourav Agrawal of Bhopal had been handling the network and supplying the banned drug across the state,” Kapoor said.

Later, a team led by inspector BD Tripathi carried out raid in Bhopal and arrested Gourav and also seized 18000 pills stored for supplying across the state. A case has been registered against the accused under the sections 8 and 22 of NDPS Act and interrogation is on to extract more information about other suppliers operating in the state.

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Notably, the crackdown was the fifth major action by narcotics department in Indore in last six months, which saw a seizure of huge cache of prohibited drugs from the accused.

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Published on: Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 10:30 AM IST
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