96 kg opium seized in Uttarakhand

Last Updated: Sunday, July 11, 2010 - 21:01

Udhamsingh Nagar: In one of the biggest
haul, Uttarakhand police today claimed to have seized 96.3 kg
of opium derivatives, worth over Rs 90 crore in international
market, and arrested four suspected drug peddlers in Bajpur
area of Udhamsingh Nagar district.

Two country-made pistols of 0.315 bore were also
recovered from the arrested persons, Inspector General of
Police (Kumaon range) R S Meena told reporters.

On the basis of the information given by one Yogesh, who
was caught with 300 gms of opium, the police laid a trap and
arrested Mahipal with one kg of psychotropic substance.

During interrogation, Mahipal told police that his
brother Vikram had given him the drug, following which the
police arrested Vikram and his friend from his house at Bajpur
area and recovered 95 kg opium derivatives from there, the IG

The accused have been booked under NDPS Act and 25 Arms
Act, he added.

The drug substance would be sent for examination to know
its exact nature and value, he said.


First Published: Sunday, July 11, 2010 - 21:01

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