Published On: Tue, Oct 8th, 2019

STF arrests UP drug smuggling kingpin

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.

The special task force nabbed Misra at Aliganj crossing in Manikpur area of Pratapgarh

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.

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