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Kochi: Heroin worth over Rs 1 lakh seized at Aluva

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Dec 21, 2017, 6:06 am IST
Updated Dec 21, 2017, 6:06 am IST
Islam used to sell the drugs at Rs 2,000 for a gram after bring the same from his native village.
The accused was identified as Shafikul Islam (52). (Representational Image)
 The accused was identified as Shafikul Islam (52). (Representational Image)

Kochi: The Excise department on Wednesday arrested a West Bengal native from Aluva Town and seized heroin worth over Rs 1 lakh from him. The accused was identified as Shafikul Islam (52). “The heroin, kept in 40 small plastic packets for sale, was seized in a raid. We were on the trail of the accused for over a week as part of probe based on reports that drugs were being smuggled into the town through trains from North India,” an Excise official said. 

Islam used to sell the drugs at Rs 2,000 for a gram after bring the same from his native village. “The heroin is packed like black sweets and sold off to customers in the railway station premises and other parts of the town. Further interrogation is on. We have received information on involvement of more persons,” the official added.

 

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