Drug peddler re-arrested

Aug 20, 2013, 01:47 IST | Sandip Kolhatkar

Sleuths of anti-narcotics cell yesterday nabbed a 39-year-old criminal, who was also arrested with 22 kg of marijuana while selling the contraband among the warkaries in 2012

The police officials got information that the peddler, who was released on bail a few months ago, allegedly started bringing marijuana from Naxal-affected areas of Andhra Pradesh in order to sell it in the city. Cops have managed to seize contraband worth Rs 16,000 from Uday Dodnayakar’s house in Mundhwa.

“Last year, our plainclothes personnel caught hold of him while selling the contraband to pilgrims and found some packets of marijuana with him,” said assistant police inspector, Vinod Patil of ANC.

The cop said that during his house search, police had found marijuana packed in gunny bags weighing 22 kg and during his interrogation, came to know that he had procured it from one Motiram from Narayan Kheda village in Andhra Pradesh. He added that after the arrest of Dodnayakar last year, Motiram went absconding.

 Speaking about the re-arrest, Patil said that they got a tip-off that Dodnayakar has been released from jail, and after stepping out he had once again started peddling drugs. “We raided his house where we found marijuana in a gunny bag, which he had brought from Andhra,” the officer said. 

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