Port Blair, Oct. 15: The Central Crime Station in its continuous effort and crackdown against illegal Narcotics in A&N Islands, has arrested 02 drug peddlers.

Information was received by PS Central Crime Station about 02 persons travelling from Kolkata by private airlines on 14/10/2020 who were carrying contraband in a large quantity. Immediately on the direction of Dy. SP (CID) a team comprising Inspr. Mahesh Kr. Yadav, ASI Vijay Shankar, Head Constable P. Mustafa, Constable K. Rajendran, Raja Rao, Mohd. Imran, P. K. Mondal and H. K. Yadav of PS Central Crime Station was formed and rushed to VS International Airport, Lamba Line.

The raiding team intercepted both of them near the parking and upon asking their details, they disclosed their name as Vikram Singh S/o Shri Nahar Singh R/o Bambooflat and B. Balaji S/o Shri M. Bhaskaran R/o Rajiv Nagar, Bambooflat. During frisking & search the raiding team recovered 2.020 Kg illicit ganja from their possession.

The Central Crime Station team has recently arrested around 11 drug peddlers within the fortnight. The raid was headed by Sh. Jagdev Singh Yadav, DANIPS, Dy.SP (CID) under the overall supervision of Sh. Anant Mittal, 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.