Anti Narcotics Cell of Pune crime branch has arrested two youths allegedly involved in drug peddling, and seized 6.5 gram of cocaine from their possession yesterday at Kalyaninagar.
The two accused have links with a Nigerian national staying in Calangute beach area of Goa, who supplied the dope to them, police said.
The two arrested have been identified as Amreen Garry Green (27) of Yerawada and Sid alias Siddharth Ravindra Shinde (26) of Vishrantwadi.
Amreen is a sports teacher in a Chinchwad school and used to previously work in a call centre.
Siddharth runs a waste management business. Despite being active in drug peddling for the last two years, they don’t have any past criminal record and this is the first time that they have been arrested, cops revealed.
“Amreen anid Siddharth used to frequently travel to Goa. There they got in touch with this Nigerian national and other dope pushers and started bringing huge quantities of cocaine with them to Pune. Here, they used to sell in plush localities like Koregaon Park and Kalyaninagar. Prospective clients would contact Amreen and Siddharth through social networking sites and WhatsApp.
Their customers were largely youths, in the age group of 25-30,” police inspector Sunil Tambe said.
Explaining the modus operandi of the duo, Tambe said, “Amreen and Siddharth used to meet their clients at a pre-decided location and take money in advance. After receiving the cash, they used to make sure there was no police surveillance, before delivering the cocaine at another spot.
The accused would mix ammonium nitrate in the pure cocaine brought to Pune. One of them once suffered internal bleeding, as they put too much ammonium nitrate in the blend prior to using it.”