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Pimpri-Chinchwad: 20 arrested for consuming drugs in public places

A team of anti narcotics cell carried out simultaneous raids at eight public places in different areas where drug addicts were found to be consuming narcotics substances openly.

Written by Chandan Haygunde | Pune |
Updated: March 19, 2021 10:35:15 am
Pune news, Pimpri Chinchwad, Pune drugs news, Pune police, Pune city news, Indian expressPolice have further recovered 1.428 kilograms of marijuana and nine grams of charas from Kawde and Shaikh. (Representational)

Carrying out a major drug drive, the Pimpri Chinchwad police on Thursday arrested as many as 20 people in one day from different spots for allegedly consuming banned drugs at public places.

A press release issued by the police stated there were incidents in which drug addicts were causing nuisance in public places in the Pimpri Chinchwad area under the influence of narcotics substances.

On the orders of Pimpri Chinchwad Police Commissioner Krishna Prakash, a team of anti narcotics cell led by senior inspector Balaji Sontakke carried out simultaneous raids at eight public places where drug addicts were found to be consuming narcotics substances openly.

Twenty people were arrested in the drive.

Meanwhile, in another action, Pune city police arrested a motorcyclist with possession of about 22 kilograms of marijuana on the Gangadham – Shatrunjay Road in the early hours of Thursday.

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A patrolling team of assistant police inspector Rajesh Usgaonkar of Bibvewadi police station intercepted the motorcycle on suspicion. During searches cops recovered a bag full of marijuana worth Rs 5.16 lakhs from the possession of motorcyclist identified as Nisar Jamadar (25) of Loni Kalbhor.

An offence was lodged against him at the Bibvewadi police station under sections of the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. Team led by senior inspector Sunil Zavare is investigating the case.

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