Dehradun Kotwali police arrested two smack dealers who manufactured the drug in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh. Speaking to the media on Tuesday Dehradun Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Arun Mohan Joshi said that now instead of transporting the drugs in bulk to Dehradun, those in the business have built networks and customer base to operate their drug supply syndicate in a running format.
The accused have been identified as Kamran and Bhura, both are natives of Bareilly. Nearly 404 grammes of smack was recovered from both of which costs about Rs 40 lakh.
According to local police Kamran is a mechanic by profession while Bhura is a butcher. During interrogation they stated that due to financial issues they decided to start dealing in smack with two other men- Malik Qureshi and Sabir Qureshi.
They further stated that initially they used to focus on drug addicts near their home but later in anticipation of expanding their business they started making smack themselves. The four of them used to come to Dehradun in turns to sell the contraband especially targeting schools and colleges.
The accused admitted that in order to avoid surveillance they used to avoid providing phone numbers and address to customers. Instead, once after making contact with the customer they then used to tell them the date and time for the next delivery.
SSP Joshi said, “Targeting three major problems in the city traffic management, drugs and fraud cases we have dedicated teams working consistently. We are taking action on any complaint regarding drug use that we get.” According to official sources, in most of the cases drug suppliers have stopped using mobile phones, but now that the accused have gone back to the traditional form of supply police also have started making their human-intelligence strong.
It is also important to mention here that now police are also focusing on secluded places which are used by drug addicts.