Thane: Nepali charas worth Rs 37 lakh seized; police arrest three persons
FPJ Correspondent

Thane: The Thane police have arrested three people including an anglo-Indian with possession of Nepali hashish, marijauna and seized a car, goods total worth Rs 43.43 lakhs. The police during investigation found the rising demand for charas across Mumbai and Thane. The Anglo-Indian was getting the Nepali hashish delivered in Thane from Nepal.

According to the Thane police, the Anti-Narcotic Cell of Thane crime branch received information about three people coming in a car near Shilphata for a drug deal. A trap was laid and the trio were caught with the car MH 43 BE 9538. "During the search in the car, police found 894 grams of Nepali hashish worth Rs 37.88 lakhs. Around 308 grams of marijauna worth Rs 9240, a cash of Rs 56,000 and a car worth Rs 5 lakhs were seized for the deal. The total worth of charas, marijauna and car including cash was Rs 43. 43 lakhs", said a police officer.

The police said the arrested accused were identified as Erika Killen (27), a resident of Dombivli who is an anglo Indian, Sumed Kasbe (24), a resident of Navi Mumbai and Pravin Chaudhary (47).

Vijay Powar, Senior Police Inspector, Anti-Narcotic Cell of Thane crime branch, confirmed about a case being registered at Shil-Daighar police station under relevant section of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985. "All the three accused were produced in court and remanded in police custody till July 5", added Powar.

The police said during investigation we found Killen the anglo-Indian was getting the drugs delivered from Nepal. "With rising demand of Nepali hashish, he brought it in quantity. The two others used to supply the drugs among youngsters and addicts across Thane district. We are checking the links and supply chain from Nepal and the chain of supply to Thane and Mumbai. Also, we have to check how many such deliveries were made in the past few months or year", said a police officer.

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