PUNE: The Anti Narcotics Cell of Pune Police recently cracked a significant smuggling operation involving opium in the city. As a result, three individuals have been apprehended by the authorities. The police confiscated opium valued at Rs 1.16 crore from the suspects.
As per the information provided, the Anti Narcotics Cell’s patrolling team received information about an individual selling opium in the Gokulnagar area along the Katraj-Kondhwa road. Subsequently, the police team set up a trap and successfully detained one of the suspects, Sumesh Jairamji Bishnoi, a native of Jodhpur district in Rajasthan but currently residing in Gokulnagar area in Pune. Police seized 3.214 Kg of opium worth Rs 64.28 Lakh.
Further investigation into the matter unveiled the involvement of two additional suspects. Two more suspects have been identified as Chanwandsing Mansing Rajput and Lokendrasingh Mahendrasingh Rajput, both residents of Rajasthan, they were promptly apprehended by the police.
The authorities seized a total of 5.816 Kg of opium worth Rs 1.16 crores from them. The police have determined that both arrested suspects supplied opium to Sumesh Bishnoi. An FIR has already been registered at Kondhwa Police Station under sections 8(c) and 17(c) of the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS). The investigation into the matter is currently ongoing.