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Drug peddler reveals clients’ names

THE ASIAN AGE. | PRIYANKA NAVALKAR
Published : Apr 23, 2018, 2:39 am IST
Updated : Apr 23, 2018, 2:39 am IST

During interrogation, the 28-year-old accused revealed the names of 131 students of Bandra colleges who were his customers.

The police is trying to track down the students and will check with college authorities as to how the peddler was active around their campuses. (Representational image)
 The police is trying to track down the students and will check with college authorities as to how the peddler was active around their campuses. (Representational image)

Mumbai: Acting on a tip-off, the Bandra police arrested a drug peddler who allegedly supplied the banned synthetic narcotic, mephedrone, also known as ‘MD’ or ‘meow meow’, to local college students on Friday morning.

During interrogation, the 28-year-old accused revealed the names of 131 students of Bandra colleges who were his customers.

 

The police is trying to track down the students and will check with college authorities as to how the peddler was active around their campuses.

The police has kept his name under wraps, as they don’t want to tip off any of his customer, and want to trap as many people as possible linked to this crime. The accused used to run all the illegal drug supply business from three secluded spots, all near Bandra-based colleges.

Pandit Nivrutti Thacke-ray, senior police inspector of Bandra police station, said, “We have drawn a list from the accused, and we will be tracking down the students. After the students are identified, we will contact the concerned colleges and approach them with different programmes, they can take up to keep the campus drug free.”

 

The police also said that the identity of the ‘informer’ students would be kept secret so as to secure their safety and make sure they do not land into trouble with other people. Pratik Thakkar, student of Thakur College in Kandivali east said, “This is a nice move by the police We have often seen various paan shop vendors selling cigarettes and other tobacco products to our friends and given a chance we would really like to stop it.”

An uncle of an 18-year-old had tipped off the police about their nephew falling prey to drug abuse, and acting up on it, the police rescued the college student, and arrested the accused.

Tags: drug peddler, mephedrone