Mira Road police has arrested two persons in their forties from Shanti Park area and seized about 25 kg 400 gm of cannabis from them. An alert citizen of the area informed the police about their suspicious movement in the area. After this, the police have laid a trap and arrested both of them.
After the formation of Mira Bhayandar – Vasai Virar Commissionerate (MBVV), Police Commissioner Sadanand Date has launched a special campaign to make his jurisdiction drug-free. Under this campaign, the police are taking vigilante action against drug menace and drug peddlers with the help of local citizens by making them aware.
Continuing its effort, Mira Road has arrested Pradeep Bholanath Dubey (43) and Santosh Rambaran Pandey (40) with 25.4 kg of cannabis on the tip-off of a resident. Both the accused are residents of Jawahar Nagar area in Khar (East).
“While patrolling in Shanti Park area around 8 am on Tuesday, a citizen informed about some suspects. Swapnali Palande, Police Sub-Inspector and her colleagues intercepted both of them. They were having two big bags. She examined them and found cannabis in those bags,” said Vilas Sanap, ACP, Zone 1, MBVV.
The market value of the recovered contraband is Rs 3,89,000.
Both the accused have been arrested and will be produced in court on Wednesday. Police has registered a case no. 262/2020 under sections 8C and 20 of Anti-Narcotics Act. “A thorough investigation is underway and we are probing from where they brought this contraband product and to whom the delivery was meant for,” said Sanap.
Police Inspector Sandeep Kadam, Sub-Inspector Swapnali Palande, Assistant Police Inspector Shivkumar Gaikwad, Police Sub-Inspector Prakash Kamble and Constable Kaluram Kaldoke joint efforts made this action possible.
Be vigilant, alert police
ACP of Mira Road Division, Vilas Sanap has appealed to the alert citizens to make his jurisdiction drugs free. He said, “It’s my appeal to the alert people be vigilant. If you see anything unethical, drug abuse or business in your vicinity, then informed me or the nearest police station. We will take action against the culprit/s.”
“The police will not reveal the name and address of the citizens giving the information. We will not call the informer for questioning. And we will not force them to appear in the court as a witness,” assured ACP Sanap.