The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) apprehended three culprits for alleged possession of nearly 1 kg of methamphetamine, worth Rs 1 crore, at a railway station in Gujarat, an official said on Friday.
The NCB's zonal unit arrested a drug peddler and two local receivers at Kalupur railway station on Wednesday, zonal director of Narcotics Control Bureau, S K Mishra said. Sharing details before media, Mishra said, ''We nabbed Bhati as soon as the train stopped at the station. We seized 974 gm of methamphetamine, which was in a crystal form. We then nabbed Sagar Goswami and Abdul Gani, who had come to the station to receive the drugs.''
The drug peddler Praveen Bhati was reportedly travelling with the contraband in Howrah-Gandhidham train and was supposed to deliver the drug to the other accused at the railway station, he said.
While Gani is a resident of Ahmedabad, Goswami is from Bihar, he said, adding that the consignment had originated from the northeast, as per reports. According to officials, the seized contraband is worth Rs 1 crore in the international market.