4 Arrested For Running Drug Factory

4 Arrested For Running Drug Factory

Noida, 25 Dec 2018: Four persons, including a woman, were arrested on Monday morning for allegedly running a marijuana packing factory in Noida Sector 18 and selling it outside colleges, schools and other public places, the police said on Monday.


The accused have been identified as Hema, the kingpin of the gang, and her husband Sanjay from MP’s Tikamgarh; Papu Shah, a resident of Noida Sector 9; and Sajid alias Shahid from Greater Noida’s Dankaur. The police said that the gang was being given “protection” by one Lalit Mohan, a senior journalist in Noida, who is absconding. The police have seized 27 kg of weed worth ₹5 lakh, ₹35,750 cash, packing machine and a vehicle from the accused.


The police said that the illegal business was being run by Hema and Sanjay. The couple has an 11-month-old son who was sent to jail with his mother. The business was being from the couple’s residence in JJ Colony in Sector 18 for the last ten years. The accused smuggled weed from Ghaziabad and Bihar.


Ashok Kumar, SP (Crime), Noida said that Hema had been jailed earlier in a case of gambling and was bailed out. She also used to run a gambling business. “ Mohan used to take ₹5 lakh per month as a share from the accused and used to guide and protect them. He is an old acquaintance of Hema,” Manoj Pant, SHO, Sector 20 police station, said.The Hindu