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UP Drug Smuggling Kingpin Arrested By STF

08 October 2019


Lucknow:  The Uttar Pradesh Police's Special Task Force (STF) on Tuesday arrested the kingpin of an interstate gang of drug smugglers, an official statement said.

Rajesh Kumar Misra, who was carrying a reward of Rs 25,000 on his head, operated a gang which supplied narcotics substances to eastern Uttar Pradesh from Odisha and Jharkhand.

Acting on a tip-off, the special task force nabbed Misra at Aliganj crossing in Manikpur area of Pratapgarh district.

A probe into Misra's links is underway and efforts are on to elicit more information from him about the gang, the statement said.