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Four drug peddlers held, MDMA seized

Mumbai cartels push drugs into Hyderabad

\Hyderabad, Feb.14 (Press media of india): On credible information on February  13, Narcotic Enforcement Wing (H-NEW) along with Gopalapuram police apprehended one drug supplier, one drug transporter and two drug peddlers under Gopalapuram police limits. The accused were found in illegal possession of MDMA under Gopalapuram PS limits. The police seized 204 gram MDMA, four Mobile Phones and one four-wheeler at the instance of the accused.

       The accused were identified as Jatin Bhalchandra Bhalerao, Javed Shamshair Ali Siddique,  Junaid Shaik Shamshuddin, Mechanic,  Vikas Mohan Kodmur alias Vicky all belonging to Mumbai, Maharashtra State.

       In another crime case, Emmanul Osondu, drug peddler, native of Enugu State, Nigeria Country was arrested in Cr.No.38/2023 of Bahadurpura PS and seized: five gram of Cocaine, Sana Khan, of Kondapur, Hyderabad (drug peddler) was arrested in Cr.No.24/2023 of Gopalapuram PS and seized: 15 gram of MDMA, Harsh Mahajan alias Rajveer, of Kondapur , (drug peddler) was arrested in Cr.No.24/2023 of Gopalapuram PS and seized: 11 gram MDMA. On examining, it was revealed that some 81 consumers were purchasing MDMA from Jatin Bhalchandra Bhalerao and 30 consumers are purchasing from Javed Shamshair Ali Siddique for their regular consumption.

Commissioner of Police Hyderabad  C V Anand said during an investigation into the recent cases it was found the Mumbai-based drug cartels are pumping the contraband through locals or outsiders into the State.

“A vacuum has been generated after we successfully deactivated the Goa-based gangs in the last year. The Goa gangs were pumping in cocaine, heroin, MDMA, and other synthetic drugs sold at high rates. Now, we have come to know of Mumbai links and we are going tough against them too,” Anand said.

The Hyderabad Commissioner of Police said he interacted with the Mumbai counterpart and informed him about the drug trafficking activities being carried out from Mumbai.

“The Mumbai Police said they will extend all support to us. We will coordinate with them and work collectively,” Anand said, reiterating that he had not received much cooperation from the Goa Police earlier.

Anand pointed out that the police were now focussing on gangs from Mumbai and other cities who were trying to set up their base in the city. The State government would soon issue orders to make functional the Telangana State Narcotics Control Bureau.

       The arrests were made under the supervision of Chakravarthy Gummi, Dy. Commissioner of Police, H-NEW, P. Rajesh, Inspector of Police, H-NEW, G. S. Daniel, SI, H-NEW and H-NEW staff along with B. Saieashwar Goud, Inspector of Gopalapuram police station and staff. (PMI)

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