Raipur: Surguja Police has got a huge success under the “Nava Bihan” campaign launched against the use of drugs. The police team arrested three people, including inter-state smugglers, and recovered 625 grams of brown sugar and 110 grams of heroin from them.
According to police the value of the seized brown sugar and heroin in the international market is said to be around Rs 1.10 lakh.
Surguja SP Amit Tukaram Kamble told the media persons that on the instructions of IG Ajay Kumar Yadav, the Nava Bihan drug de-addiction campaign is being run in the district. Under this campaign, continuous action is also being taken against the use of drugs. Meanwhile, Gandhinagar police had received information from the informer that 23-year-old Russell Ekka, a resident of Namnakala, sells brown sugar illegally and people from Jharkhand and Bihar are coming to supply him brown sugar.
Following the action, the police arrested 52-year-old Mrityunjay Gupta alias Papu Soni, resident of Jharkhand, and 48-year-old Geeta Soni alias Sonarin along with accused Russell Ekka. 20 grams of brown sugar was recovered from the accused Russell Ekka, 105 grams of brown sugar from Mrityunjay Gupta alias Pappu Soni. Along with 500 grams of brown sugar, 110 grams of heroin has been recovered from Geeta Soni. The SP has announced a reward for the entire police team for this big success.