Drug peddler arrested with brown sugar worth crores in Kharibari

Kharibari, 10th July: A significant drug bust occurred in Kharibari as authorities arrested a drug peddler attempting to smuggle brown sugar valued at approximately one and a half crore rupees. The accused, identified as Rahmat Sheikh from Murshidabad, was apprehended by the jawans of the 41st battalion of the SSB.


Acting on a tip-off, the SSB personnel arrested Sheikh in Ramdhan Jote of Kharibari. Upon searching, they recovered 1 kg 730 grams of brown sugar. The SSB then handed over the suspect to the Kharibari police.


The accused was presented at the Siliguri Sub-Divisional Court on Wednesday. Police have initiated an investigation to identify other individuals involved in the drug smuggling operation.

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