दक्षिण पश्चिम रेलवे / SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY प्रेस विज्ञप्ति / Press Release No. 356 Dt: 02.10.2021
RAILWAY PROTECTION FORCE OF BENGALURU DIVISION SEIZED CONTRABAND OF WORTH RS.3.2 CRORES
RPF Bengaluru Division burst a Drug trafficking gang and seized Rs.3.2 Crore worth of Methamphetamine (Crystal Meth) and arrested the Drug trafficker.
RPF was recently empowered under NDPS act and since then RPF Bengaluru has been on lookout for any contraband or banned substances being illegally trafficked through trains and had alerted all special teams conducting raids to look out for such.
On 01.10.2021 during raids conducted by the all women RPF Shakti teams formed exclusively for enhancing women security headed by Ms. Tanuja N.P., ASI, a suspected person was seen avoiding the team and moving rapidly in a opposite direction on board Prashanti express.
Ms.Tanuja by her presence of mind, immediately analyzed the body language as suspicious and alerted other team mates who were in other coaches and alerted them to trainagulate on the suspect after the train stops at the next station Hindupur all the while keeping a distance and watching. The moment train stopped at Hindupur the accused tried to flee and since he was surrounded from all directions and tactfully chased and stopped, he surrendered for questioning and confessed to carrying banned psychotropic substances.
He was brought to RPF Post Yesvantpur where in presence of Assistant Security Commissioner, Shri Shamnath and Inspector, Yesvantpur Shri A K Tiwari, he revealed he was carrying Crystal Meth ( Methamphetamine) worth 3.2 crores and weighing 640 grams. Proper procedure under NDPS Act was followed and he is being handed over to GRP for further legal action.
On the same day Ms. Tanuja N.P. ASI RPF, Bengaluru-Post along with staff arrested two person and seized 04 bags, containing 480 Whisky bottles valued Rs. 50,822 being transported illegally on Train No. 08464 Prashanti Express. The detained persons and seized liquor bottles were handed over to excise department as per procedure.
Chief Public Relations Officer South Western Railway, Hubballi