New Delhi In the last 21 months prohibited items

first_imgNew Delhi: In the last 21 months, prohibited items like cocaine, sedative medicines, Cannabis, liquor bottles worth more than Rs 6 crore were seized either from trains or from the jurisdiction of various railway stations.The Railway Protection Force (RPF) data revealed that last year, items worth Rs 2.03 crore were seized whereas in the current year till September, the amount was Rs 4.08 crore. An RPF official said that last year, more than 700 liquior bottles were recovered. Over 600 gm cocaine was also seized. “A total of 10 persons were arrested from various railway stations in this regard,” data further revealed. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarLast year, one person was arrested from Mumbai-bound train with cocaine. The prohibited items were recovered from three railway stations in Delhi and three stations in NCR. In the current year, illicit items worth more than four crore were seized by RPF. More than 15 persons were nabbed with prohibited items. Apart from drugs and alcohol, sedative medicines like Onarex (57 bottles), Amphetamine drugs worth Rs 4 lakh were recovered by RPF. “In another case, we also found more than 2,200 bottles of two medicines from the parcel,” an officer said. Also Read – Union min Hardeep Singh Puri, Delhi L-G lay foundation stones for various projects in DwarkaAccording to RPF official, few foreigners were also arrested for carrying drugs. “We suspect that from Delhi, drugs being trafficked to Goa via Mumbai for parties. The traffickers choose trains with less stoppage. They hide drugs inside the cavity of some item,” said official. Adding further, the official said a chain of people are being used for delivering the drugs at the exact location. The RPF also seized Ganja from Puri-Delhi bound train. Senior Divisional Security Commissioner (Coordination) AN Jha said that from this year, RPF have got power to seize the drugs. “We are taking proper steps to curb crime at railway stations,” said Jha. Security Commissioner (RPF) Harish Papola said that they have sensitised their staff to keep a tab on suspicious people. “We coordinate with NCB (Narcotics Control Bureau) in drug trafficking cases,” said Harish.last_img read more

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