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Three held with ‘Kashmiri’ charas worth Rs 2 crore in Mumbai – Times Now

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Mumbai: Two women and a man were arrested from Kurla LTT railway terminus on Sunday with charas worth Rs 2 crore in the illicit market, a Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) official said.

He said the trio, identified as Aftab Shaikh, Sabir Sayyed and Shamim Quereshi, were held after a tip-off and 6.628 kgs of Kashmiri charas, a form of cannabis, was seized from them.

“The three are residents of Kurla East. The contraband caught is Kashmiri charas,” he added.

Mumbai NCB zonal director Sameer Wankhede told PTI the three accused are suspected to have committed such offences earlier as well.

“They have been charged under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act and will be produced in court on Monday,” he added.

Wankhede said the ‘Kashmiri charas’ is considered a bit inferior in quality compared to the charas found in Himachal Pradesh.

Prima facie, the arrested trio seems to be carriers who transport charas between Delhi and Mumbai.

Since the last few weeks, the federal anti-drug agency has intensified operations to unearth an illicit drug trade in Mumbai.