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60-yr-old man gets ten years in jail for drug possession

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 - 22:35

Mumbai: A 60-year-old man, who was found
in possession of narcotics worth Rs nine crore in 2007, was
on Tuesday sentenced to ten years in jail by a special court here.

Special Judge D R Shirsao found Ghulam Mohammad Shaikh
guilty under the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances
Act (NDPS) and also imposed a fine of Rs one lakh.

According to the prosecution, on June 1, 2007, the
police raided Shaikh`s house at suburban Mankhurd on a tip-
off and seized 90 kgs of drugs.

During investigations it was found that Shaikh was to
deliver the drugs to another person, identified as only
Ibrahim, for sale in the market.

The prosecution examined eight witnesses to prove its


First Published: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 - 22:35
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