Two held with contraband from ship passengers

Port Blair
30 Mar 2017

Observing zero tolerance against illegal activity, the police team headed by SI Abdul Rahman, SHO PS Chatham under the supervision of Mr Nishant Gupta, SDPO (SA), apprehended one passenger namely Naresh Ghosal (37 yrs) resident of  Rabinder Nagar, Little Andaman from whose possession 158 grams of illicit ganja was recovered on March 29 at Haddo Wharf during disembarkation from MV Harshavardhan ship arrived from Kolkata.
Upon this, a case, vide Crime No. 26/17 dated March 29 under Section 20(b) (ii) (A) of NDPS Act 1985 has been registered at PS Chatham. Further investigation of the case is in progress.
On the same day, the team while conducting surprise checking at Haddo Wharf  intercepted another person Manteswar Barman (28) yrs of West Bengal with possession of 3.4 kgs of tobacco products.
The general public have been requested to pass on any credible information on narcotics substances or any illegal activity on the telephone numbers: 233077, 232405, 232232 & 100. The informant will be suitably rewarded and his/her identity will be kept secret.