KOLKATA: Two women from Bhangar and a man from Dhapa were arrested outside a tutorial and a department store on Vivekananda Road under Amherst Street police station with 690 gram heroin on Tuesday. The accused were identified as Gopal Harijan (45), his wife Sonali Harijan (45) and Masura Bibi (30).
Their clients included some aspiring doctors, students and IT professionals, said cops. Some of their aides use their convent education and fluency in English to trap “upper class” customers. “The case was recorded following a complaint of sergeant Arghya Saha of Amherst Street police station. We have seized Rs 5,200 cash along with the heroin. Acting on a tip-off, we nabbed the accused. We have started an investigation,” said a police officer, adding that an NDPS case has been registered in this regard.
According to the police, drug peddlers from east Kolkata and South 24 Parganas have been working in a different pattern since the pandemic broke out. With their clients mostly working or attending classes from home, they are moving from one place to another and choosing some spots like pan shops, private tutorials and departmental stores. Women are mostly used as final suppliers of the contraband.