Deccanexpress online: Based on inputs, Mumbai’s anti-narcotics cell arrested a 23-year-old Nepalese citizen with 14.56 kilograms of Charas worth Rs 2.80 crore from Borivali area in Mumbai on Sunday. The accused from Bara district of south-central Nepal, has been arrested under the NDPS Act.
After a preliminary investigation, the ANC officer learnt that the accused, Prabej Mahamjan Ansari, had come to Mumbai two to three times earlier and had delivered charas to drug suppliers in Mumbai and other parts of the country.
The Anti-Narcotic Cell’s (ANC) Kandivali unit had received a tip-off about the accused who had come to the city from Nepal to sell the contraband, deputy commissioner of police (ANC) Datta Nalawade said. Accordingly, a trap was laid at the Western Express Highway near Sanjay Gandhi National park on Monday evening and Prabej Mahamjam Ansari was nabbed, the official said.
He crossed the border around a week ago and came to East Champran district in Bihar. He then boarded the bus for Jaipur in Rajasthan and after reaching there, he boarded another bus for Surat in Gujarat, added Nalawade. After reaching Surat Ansari again took a bus for Mumbai and reached the Borivli area on March 8.
He was arrested under the charges of the Narcotics Drugs and psychotropic substances (NDPS) Act. He was produced in the court and remanded in police custody till March 14 and further investigation is going on.