Kashmiri man and woman arrested in Mumbai with 1.4kg charas

Mumbai: The Anti-Narcotics Cell (ANC) of Mumbai police has nabbed two people, including a woman, from Jammu and Kashmir and seized charas worth Rs 5.60 lakh.

“We are focusing on breaking the supply chain of narcotics being brought from J&K for distribution in the Mumbai market,” said Shivedeep Lande, deputy commissioner of police.

According to a PTI report, the Ghatkopar unit of ANC today arrested Shahina alias Heena Muzaffar Kababi (24) R/O Nageen Baug, Sopore, Baramulla, Jammu Kashmir (800 gm charas found in her possession) and Muzaffar Ahmad Butt (34) R/O Batpora, Sopore, Jammu Kashmir (600 gm charas found in his possession) with 1.4 kg of charas valued at Rs 5.60 lakh from Vatsalatai Naik Nagar in suburban Kurla, DCP Lande said.

They are residents of Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla and Sopore areas, respectively, he said.

The duo acted as carriers for drug suppliers, he said.

A case vide C. R. No. 57/2017 U/sec 8(c), 20, 29 NDPS Act 1985 is registered against the two.

Earlier, charas was sent in apple boxes, and Haji Abdul Rahman Ali Shaikh, part of charas suppliers’ group in Jammu and Kashmir, came to Mumbai by train and collected the consignment, the report added.

After he was arrested and convicted by a court in Mumbai, the drug suppliers relied on Ishfaq Ahmad Rashi, a Srinagar resident, to distribute charas in Mumbai, but he too was arrested by the ANC sleuths, the DCP said.

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