Three people held for supplying psychotropic drug Tramadol

Three people held for supplying psychotropic drug TramadolThree people held for supplying psychotropic drug Tramadol
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he Delhi police have arrested three people from Khajuri Khas area for allegedly supplying psychotropic drug ‘Tramadol’ and recovered capsules worth over Rs 1.3 crore in the international market, officials said on Tuesday.

New Delhi: The Delhi police have arrested three people from Khajuri Khas area for allegedly supplying psychotropic drug 'Tramadol' and recovered capsules worth over Rs 1.3 crore in the international market, officials said on Tuesday.

Tramadol, a painkiller pharma drug, has been declared a "psychotropic substance" by the Union government. The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) had in 2018 said the drug was being internationally smuggled and had possible supply links to the global terror group ISIS.

The accused have been identified as Sunil (21), Ankit (30) - both residents of Ghaziabad and Vikki Kumar (21), a resident of Karawal Nagar in Delhi, they said. "During a checking drive on the service road near Government Boys Senior Secondary School at Khajoori Khas on May 16, police nabbed two persons while they were trying to flee on their scooter," Atul Kumar Thakur, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northeast), said.

Police recovered a total of nine cartons containing 39,000 capsules of 'Tramadol', also known as fighter drug, he said. Their associate Ankit was also arrested from Loni in Ghaziabad and a total of 81,960 capsules of 'Tramadol' were recovered from his possession, the DCP said.

Further interrogation revealed that all the accused had worked in different medical shops. Ankit has knowledge of different medicines or drugs, he said. Ankit used to receive the consignment of contraband drugs from different sources and his associates Sunil and Vicky used to distribute them to various suppliers and customers across the country, Thakur said.

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