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Two men arrested for ‘trafficking 34 kg hashish’

At least 34 kilograms of charas worth Rs 1.03 crore in international illicit markets was recovered from the duo, police said.

By: Express News Service | Pune | Updated: December 21, 2020 10:28:13 pm
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The Pune Unit of the Government Railway Police (GRP) has arrested two men from Himachal Pradesh and recovered 34 kilograms of charas worth more than Rs 1 crore, which was allegedly slated to be sold in Mumbai, Bengaluru, Goa and Pune.

Following a tip-off, teams of the GRP had been conducting checks in trains coming from Delhi. On Saturday, they received information that two men were coming to Wadia Bridge near Pune Railway Station with a large consignment of hashish, also known as charas.

A trap was laid near Wadia Bridge on Saturday night and the accused, Lalitkumar Dayanand Sharma (49), a trader and Kaulsingh Rupsingh (40), who is a driver, were apprehended.

The two were produced before a court on Sunday and have been remanded to police custody till January 2.

“While one of our teams is looking for the source of these drugs, another team is focussing on the distribution network. We are also checking the past records of these arrested persons,” said Superintendent of Police (GRP, Pune) Sadanand Wayse-Patil.

According to police, of the 34 kg of hashish they were trafficking, 22 kg was to be distributed in Mumbai, five kilograms each in Bengaluru and Goa and two kilograms in Pune.

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