2 held with 102 kg cannabis, police say rental cars being used for drugs supply in NCR

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Noida: The Noida Police on Thursday arrested two persons and recovered from them more than 100 kg of cannabis sourced from Odisha.

The arrested have been identified as Vikas Sharma, who lives in Ghaziabad and Kapil Chaudhary, a native of Bijnor, informed the police.

Police have raised an alarm after the arrests as they think the traffickers are using rental cars to supply drugs in the National Capital Region (NCR).

Police have seized 102 kg of cannabis of around Rs 25 lakh in the black market from the accused and impounded their Mahindra Scorpio, deputy commissioner of police (Noida) Vidya Sagar Mishra said.

“One of the accused (Kapil) also has a criminal history and is under trial in a murder case (of 2013). Both the accused are related to each other and have been involved in such crimes in the past as well,” Mishra told reporters here.

“During probe, they revealed that they booked the car using the Zoom app and we are investigating in detail how they used to book cars and use them. The material recovered from them is worth around Rs 25 lakh and was meant for supply in NCR,” the officer said.

He also said that the accused had procured cannabis from Sambalpur district in Odisha and supplied it to their clients here, adding that an investigation is underway to find more details about their clientele.

“We had information about three members of the gang, of whom these two have been nabbed while efforts are on to arrest their third partner also,” Mishra said.

An FIR has been lodged in the case at the Sector 20 police station under provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, police said.

(with PTI inputs)

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