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Drug peddler arrested following chase on Pune-Nashik Highway

Police also seized marijuana worth Rs 1.4 lakh and a car that was used for transporting the contraband.

By: Express News Service | Pune |
Updated: August 18, 2021 7:38:42 am
The arrest was made after the team got a tip-off about the alleged transport of marijuana.

Pune Rural Police have arrested an alleged drug peddler from Junnar region following a highway chase on Pune-Nashik Road on Monday. Police have seized marijuana and a car he was using for transporting the contraband.

In joint action by the Local Crime Branch and Narayangaon police station of Pune Rural Police, the accused, Deepak Tamchikar, was arrested on Monday evening. Tamchikar has three previous offences registered against him under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.

A joint patrolling team from the LCB and Narayangaon police station was working on a tip- off about alleged transport of marijuana. On Monday evening, during the patrolling, the team located a white SUV as per the tip-off received. Following a highway chase for a couple of kms on the Pune-Nashik Highway, police intercepted the car and detained Tamchikar. In the search of the car, police seized seven kg of marijuana worth Rs 1.4 lakh in the illegal market. Tamchikar was later arrested.

Assistant Inspector Prithviraj Tate of Narayangaon police station said, “Our probe has revealed that Tamchikar was to peddle the seized contraband in Junnar area. We have launched a probe into the source of the narcotic. He has three previous drug-related offences registered against him.”

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