Women drug peddlers in Bhubaneswar give police sleepless nights  

The medication mafia within the capital metropolis of Bhubaneswar operating their commerce with the assistance of women and {couples} has come as a giant headache for police.  

Of the 40 drug peddlers who have been arrested collectively by police and excise departments in final six months, greater than 20 of them have been girls and {couples}. 

Throughout the identical interval, the Commissionerate Police alone arrested 24 peddlers and seized brown sugar price over Rs 67 lakh and Rs 2.4 lakh in money from their possession. Of the arrested peddlers, seven have been ladies. 

Medication mafias’ newest development of roping in ladies and couple, notably from slum areas, has been a matter of concern for the police. 

DCP, Bhubaneswar Prateek Singh admitted that ladies are getting used to hawk medication. “We’ve observed {that a} new development of operating the enterprise with the assistance of girls and {couples} has set in. We’d take motion towards them beneath NDPS Act,” Singh knowledgeable. 

Over the past eight months, the Excise division arrested 26 peddlers and seized brown sugar weighing over one kilogram. Of the arrested 26 peddlers, 14 have been ladies together with some who had been arrested on a number of events. 

Describing about what prompts the medication mafia to make use of ladies, excise division inspector Bikas Nayak stated, “They’ll simply conceal the contraband objects and with out feminine cops we are able to’t search them. Apart from, because it has grow to be a worthwhile commerce, increasingly more ladies are coming into it,” stated Nayak. 

In the meantime, the police bulldozers razed Medication mafia Dilua’s store at Salia Sahi.  Dilua was operating his drug commerce from the store which was constructed on authorities land. 

Now, Dilua and his spouse Purnima are cooling their heels behind bars.

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