Updated: August 14, 2020 2:54:02 pm
A 26-YEAR-OLD man, who procured an inter-district travel cross by giving the explanation as death in family to come to Pune from Latur, was arrested on Wednesday night with the alleged possession of 20 kg marijuana. Police stated the contraband, recovered from the trunk of his automobile, was value greater than Rs 5 lakh.
Police recognized the suspect as Allabaksh Nazeer Shaikh, a resident of Sarola Road in Latur. On Wednesday, officers from Chinchwad police station acquired a tip-off that an individual was coming to Pune in a automobile and was carrying a big amount of marijuana to be additional bought to peddlers in town. The data acquired had major particulars concerning the car.
Police fashioned three separate groups, which had been deployed at Wakad, Dange Chowk and Chinchwad, to intercept the car. One of the groups nabbed him at Walhekarwadi space in the night.
According to police, they recovered 20.6 kg of marijuana value Rs 5 lakh from him. Assistant Inspector Abhijeet Jadhav, who’s investigating the case, stated, “The suspect works a driver. He had applied for a pass to come to Pune from Latur, citing reason as death in family. We received a tip-off about possible transport of marijuana, and laid a trap. He was arrested on Wednesday evening around 7.30 pm. A probe has shown that the reason cited by the suspect for travel was false and his only purpose was to smuggle in the contraband. We have reliable information that he has done this in the past and has procured the marijuana from Andhra Pradesh. We have launched a probe into the supply chain and distribution network.”
Shaikh was produced earlier than a court docket in Pimpri-Chinchwad and remanded in four-day police custody. He was booked beneath related sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.
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