The Special Task Force of Kolkata Police arrested a 72-year-old woman from Assam in connection to a drug racket. The police busted a drug-peddling operation on 14th February and seized drugs worth over Rs. 7 crores. Five persons were arrested which included a 72-year-old woman from Assam.
A senior STF officer said, “The total weight of the seized heroin is 2.097 kg. This has a market value of approx Rs 10 crores in the international grey market and the total weight of nearly 1,50,000 pieces of amphetamine tablets is 17.250 kg which has a market value of Rs 7.50 crores.
Those arrested were identified as Piyarul Islam (40) and Sadikul Sheikh (31) from Murshidabad, Kartik Naidu (27), and Rakesh Thapa (26) from Manipur, Pravati Devi alias Pabitri Devi J
aiswal alias Chachi (72) from Karbi Anglong, Assam.