5 Chinese nationals held from Kolkata station drugs worth Rs 40 crore

first_imgKolkata: The Government Railway Police (GRP) of Sealdah division arrested five Chinese nationals from Kolkata railway station on Friday night and seized narcotics worth around Rs 40 crore from them. The state Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has taken up the investigation of the case.The sleuths from Sealdah GRP recovered 197 kg of amphetamine, a synthetic drug that provides a feeling of euphoria. “The raid was conducted on the basis of a credible source information. These people were carrying six bags, all stuffed with foil packages containing the tablets,” said Asesh Biswas, superintendent of railway police, Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedSealdah GRP.The arrested people, agedbetween 30 and 37 years of age, have been identified as Wang Zio Dong, Zeu Gong Hue, Chang Heu, Lee Chand and Lue Bouk Seoung. The tablets were concealed by foils that were kept in different compartments inside the bags.The sleuths have found from their passports that they had visited India in 2017 and 2016 as well. “Drug trafficking appears to be their profession,” a senior GRP official said.Police are facing problems to communicate with them due to the language barrier. “However, prima facie it seems that the consignment was not headed for the city and was supposed to be transported to Delhi or Mumbai,” the official added. Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJPAll the five were produced in Alipore court on Saturday and have been remanded to 14-day police custody. This narcotic is widely used as a party drug in parts of China and South East Asian nations.Meanwhile, the zonal unit of Narcotics Control Bureau on Friday night seized 35 LSD blots (total 0.4 gm) and 7 gm of MDMA (Ecstacy pills) from the possession of one Mubbasir Annan.According to NCB, Annan, who is a resident of Bhowanipore, was supplying these drugs with another associate of Kolkata (presently in Bengaluru for his college studies) to locals. The seized drugs were sourced from Bengaluru. The arrested person used to supply these drugs and cocaine to college youth in Bhwanipore and its adjacent areas. Cost of the seized drugs is about Rs1.5 lakh.last_img

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