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Delhi Police busts poppy straw syndicate, arrests 3 accused

Delhi Police busted a syndicate supplying poppy straws and arrested three accused involved in the case. Officials also seized 360 kilograms of poppy star which is estimated to be worth Rs 36 lakhs.

Delhi Police Crime Branch officials with the arrested members of the poppy straw syndicate.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Delhi Police busted a syndicate supplying poppy straws
  • Officials seized 360 kg of the prohibited substance worth Rs 36 lakh
  • A total of three accused involved procuring and supplying it were arrested by officials

The crime branch of the Delhi Police busted a poppy straw syndicate and arrested 3 accused who were involved in its operations. A total of 360 kg of poppy straw worth approximately Rs 16 lakh was recovered by officials.

On the night of August 17, 2022, a team from the crime branch received information about the supply of Poppy Straw, which was being transported from Khera Kalan village to Sanjay Gandhi Transport Nagar. Accordingly, a trap was laid, and a Tata Ace, loaded with eight plastic bags containing poppy straw, was intercepted.

The men inside the tempo were identified as Raj Kishore and Rajesh Rajput. Each bag of poppy straw weighed nearly 20 kg. Based on this, the crime branch registered a case and the accused were arrested.

During interrogation, the accused revealed that they had purchased the poppy straw from a godown owned by a man, identified as Sanjay.

Based on this, officials raided the premises and the supplier, Sanjay, was found on the spot. Ten more plastic bags containing poppy straw, weighing 20 kg each, were recovered. Sanjay was also arrested by the officials.

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