Port Blair, Nov. 19: Continuing its strike on the menace of drug in the Island, PS Central Crime Station has apprehended a known drug peddler with 4.11 Kg of Ganja through a postman involved in delivering packages to fake addresses.

On 11/11/2020 information was received by Inspr. Mahesh Kr. Yadav, SHO, PS Central Crime Station that one postman Profulla Roy will be delivering parcels of ganja to K. Hanifa R/o Bambooflat. Acting swiftly a raiding team was constituted by Dy. SP(CID) comprising of Inspr. Mahesh Kr. Yadav, SHO, PS CCS, SI T. Dilla Rao, ASI Vijay Shankar, Constable K. Rajendran, Raja Rao and Mohd. Imran. The team intercepted the postman handing over the parcel in question to K. Hanifa S/o Late K. Hussain (67) yrs R/o Tapu Basti, Bambooflat. The postman was also seen signing some papers after the delivery. On frisking and checking the packets contents it was found to contain 4.11 Kgs Ganja. The postman Profulla Roy S/o Debendra Nath Roy (50) yrs, Gram Dak Sevak, R/o House No. 243, Lal Pahar, Chouldhari and K. Hanifa were arrested. Later on Smti K. Hanisha W/o Shri Pushparaj Shukla R/o Tapu Basti, Bambooflat was also arrested in said matter. The entire operation was conducted under supervision of Sh. Jagdev Singh Yadav, DANIPS, Dy.SP (CID) under the overall supervision of Sh. Ravi Kumar Singh, IPS, SP(CID).

The Andaman & Nicobar Police has a strict zero tolerance policy and is taking all possible steps in making these islands free from anti-social activities and is keeping strict vigil to stop gambling, smuggling and proliferation of narcotics substances in these Islands. General Public is once again requested to pass on credible information on narcotics substances, illegal sale of liquor, gambling or any illegal activity on the telephone numbers: 233307, 232586, 100, & 9474233832. The identity of the informer will be kept secret.