Bengaluru: Railway staff caught in drug smuggling racket, 32.88 kg of marijuana seized

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Published June 26, 2024 at 3:27pm

Update June 26, 2024 at 3:28pm

    Drug trafficking operation involving railway staff uncovered

    Baiyappanahalli police have detained Dipan Das (20) of Tripura

    Contraband was concealed in train's designated compartments

A significant drug trafficking operation involving railway staff has been uncovered, leading to the arrest of one individual and a manhunt for two others. The Baiyappanahalli police have detained Dipan Das (20), a contract worker from Tripura, for allegedly transporting marijuana hidden within pillows and bed sheets on the SMVT Express train from Agartala.

The authorities seized 32.88 kg of marijuana during the operation. The contraband was concealed in the train’s designated compartments for pillows and bed sheets. The discovery came after the railway police received a tip-off about the illicit activities.

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Two other suspects, identified as Suman from Tripura and Biswajit from Bengaluru, managed to escape and are currently on the run. Both are believed to be integral parts of the smuggling operation. The police have set up a trap to apprehend the absconding individuals.

The arrested suspect, Dipan Das, was employed on a contract basis in the railway department. His role involved the transportation of the illegal substance between the northeastern state of Tripura and Bengaluru.

A case has been registered at the Baiyappanahalli Railway Police Station, and investigations are ongoing to dismantle the remaining network involved in this smuggling ring. The authorities are committed to bringing all culprits to justice and preventing further misuse of the railway system for illegal activities.

Bengaluru: Railway staff caught in drug smuggling racket, 32.88 kg of marijuana seized

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    Drug trafficking operation involving railway staff uncovered

    Baiyappanahalli police have detained Dipan Das (20) of Tripura

    Contraband was concealed in train's designated compartments

A significant drug trafficking operation involving railway staff has been uncovered, leading to the arrest of one individual and a manhunt for two others. The Baiyappanahalli police have detained Dipan Das (20), a contract worker from Tripura, for allegedly transporting marijuana hidden within pillows and bed sheets on the SMVT Express train from Agartala.

The authorities seized 32.88 kg of marijuana during the operation. The contraband was concealed in the train’s designated compartments for pillows and bed sheets. The discovery came after the railway police received a tip-off about the illicit activities.

Also read: Faridabad: Thief falls asleep in the car he wanted to steal, arrested; drugs recovered

Two other suspects, identified as Suman from Tripura and Biswajit from Bengaluru, managed to escape and are currently on the run. Both are believed to be integral parts of the smuggling operation. The police have set up a trap to apprehend the absconding individuals.

The arrested suspect, Dipan Das, was employed on a contract basis in the railway department. His role involved the transportation of the illegal substance between the northeastern state of Tripura and Bengaluru.

A case has been registered at the Baiyappanahalli Railway Police Station, and investigations are ongoing to dismantle the remaining network involved in this smuggling ring. The authorities are committed to bringing all culprits to justice and preventing further misuse of the railway system for illegal activities.

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