Bambooflat, May 19: Continuing to our commitment in eradicating illegal drug trade and keeping our community safe, the Police Station Bambooflat under South Andaman seized 150 grams of illicit Ganja and apprehend 03 persons.

On 17/05/2024, credible information was received that an individual named Harbaz Ali was in possession of illicit ganja and intended to sell it at a lucrative price near the Fish Market, Bambooflat. Upon receipt of this information, a team comprising Inspector Rizwan Hassan, SHO, PS Bambooflat, SI Manoj Lal, HC Zubair, PCs Shiva, Suresh Kumar, and Mubeena Banu was constituted. The team, augmented by two independent witnesses, proceeded to the location. Upon identifying the suspect, Harbaz Ali was intercepted, and during his personal check, a plastic pouch containing 40 grams of illicit ganja was found. The recovered illicit ganja was seized on the spot and the accused was arrested under NDPS Act.

During interrogation, the accused revealed that he had purchased the illicit ganja from an individual named Abhinay, also known as Shan. Subsequently, the raiding team conducted raid at Abhinay's residence in Prothrapur and recovered 60 grams & 50 grams of illicit ganja from the possession of Abhinav Howlader and Ruban Raj respectively. The recovered illicit ganja was seized on the spot after observing all codal formalities. A total of 150 grams of illicit ganja was seized during this operation, which was conducted under the direct supervision of DySP Vinay Mathur, SDPO Bambooflat and overall supervision of Smti Niharika Bhatt, IPS, SP District South Andaman.

The general public is requested to inform about any credible information pertaining to sale or possession of contrabands or any other illegal activity on the following telephone numbers- 100, 258411, 9434270033. The identity of the informer will be kept secret.