Police inspector, aide arrested for possessing drugs in Mumbai
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Last Updated: Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 22:37
Mumbai: Two persons, including a Senior Inspector of Maharashtra police, were on Tuesday arrested from central Mumbai for allegedly possessing and trying to sell 1.54 kg brown sugar worth Rs 15 lakh, the police said.

Acting on a tip off, a trap was laid near Worli Hill area and the two accused, Ashok Dhawale (53), Senior Inspector of state police's Protection of Civic Rights and his aide Amar Singh (45) were nabbed, they said.

"Brown sugar weighing 1.54 kg was found in their possession and their four wheeler was also seized. The cost of the drugs is Rs 15 lakh in the domestic market", a senior Crime Branch official said.

The duo was booked under relevant sections of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act and they would be produced before a local court tomorrow, police said adding, that the accused were being interrogated to find out the source of drugs and to whom they came here to sell.

Investigators were also probing if any more cops were associated with Dhawale in the drug racket, the police said, adding that they suspect that drugs might have been smuggled into the city from outside Maharashtra.


First Published: Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 22:37

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