Banned drugs worth Rs 1 crore seized, 3 persons arrested Kolkata, Nov 7 (PTI) The Special Task Force

Banned drugs worth Rs 1 crore seized, 3 persons arrested Kolkata, Nov 7 (PTI) The Special Task Force (STF) ofKolkata Police has seized banned drugs worth Rs one crore andarrested three persons from the Anandapur area of the city, asenior police officer said on Thursday.

Acting on a tip-off the STF personnel intercepted avehicle near Choubhaga area late on Wednesday night. Duringsearch of the vehicle 50 packets containing 1,00,000 bannedAmphetamine tablets, popularly known as Yaba, with a marketvalue of Rs one crore, were seized and the three personsarrested, the officer said.

'We had a tip-off about a team of drug peddlers tryingto smuggle in Yaba drugs into the city. These three personshail from North 24 Parganas district and they have been bookedunder the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act,1985,' the officer added. PTI SCHRG RG