Police seized assets of Drug peddler: NDPS Act

He was also arrested earlier in Bihar and Delhi for drug-related offences

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Last Updated on September 7, 2021 by The Health Master

BENGALURU: In a first, the Surya City police have confiscated movable and immovable properties worth Rs 1.6 crore belonging to an inter-state drug peddler.

The accused Ajay Kumar Singh hails from Bihar, and was booked under the NDPS Act.

He owns properties including three sites, a flat and an SUV, apart from a bank balance to the tune of Rs 9.7 lakh.

The police in 2019, had busted a drug ring and seized 822 kg of drugs from the accused and his associates

A senior officer said that Singh is a major peddler, who used to supply contraband to local peddlers and consumers for the last five years.

He was also arrested earlier in Bihar and Delhi for drug-related offences.

He sourced drugs from his contact in Odisha, and brought it into the city through a contact from Visakhapatnam.

The police took up the investigation under Chapter VA of the NDPS Act, which deals with freezing and seizing illegally acquired properties.

Using his associates David Rahul and Muralidhar Anjay Kumar, Singh would peddle marijuana in the city.  

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