Man arrested with huge amount of banned drugs

Report by: 
Prashant Acharya
SILIGURI
9 Feb 2018

In a joint operation by Narcotic Control Bureau and SSB’s 8th Battalion, a man was arrested from Siliguri along with huge amount of banned drugs.
Hari Choudhery, resident of Siliguri’s South Bharat Nagar was arrested and 8,000 pills of Methamphetamine popularly known as Yaba from Hakimpara area. Officials informed that on Thursday evening Hari was waiting for his partner to take the consignment to Kolkata. It was also informed that the drug was brought from Myanmar via Manipur and Assam and was about to be smuggle to Bangladesh via Kolkata. The estimated value of the drugs is said to be 40 lakhs.
Hari was produced at Siliguri and his bail plea was rejected. The Narcotic Department has started investigation and has already interrogated Hari to know about the other people involved in the case. Police said that scarcity of alcohol in Bangladesh has led to the rise in demand of drugs. The drugs are being smuggled to Bangladesh from Indian soil.