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Kolkata Drug peddler arrested with heroin

Kolkata: Kolkata Police on Saturday arrested a drug peddler allegedly carrying approximately 265 grams of heroin from the northeastern part of the city, an officer said.

Acting on credible source information, the officers and other personnel from the narcotics cell of the city police’s detective department conducted a raid on Canal East Road under Narkeldanga police station and apprehended 42-year-old Md. Rashid with approximately 265 grams of a brownish powder said to be heroin.

“Rashid, a resident of R.G.J. Khan Road under Tiljala police station, could not render any satisfactory explanation for possessing the powder, and was arrested,” said joint commissioner (crime) Murlidhar Sharma.

A case has been started at Narkeldanga police station against Rashid.