STF arrests drug peddling mother-son from Bhopal railway station
The Special Task Force (STF) arrested two drug peddlers - a woman and her son - from the auto-stand near platform number 6 of Bhopal Railway Station on Monday. The sleuths seized about three kilograms of Alprazolam worth Rs.2 crore from them. The two are part of inter-state drug trafficking nexus active in Delhi, Mumbai, Indore, Bhopal, Bihar, and Uttar Pradesh.
The Additional Director General (ADG) STF Purshottam Sharma during a press conference said that the 50-year-old woman Yasmin alias Shakuntala and her 25-year-old son Shabir Hussain originally hailed from Mandsaur, had links with Bangladesh. The two were arrested after the STF laid a trap based on information they received that the two were about to board a train for Banaras to deliver a consignment.
The STF also informed the mother-son earned a minimum of Rs 2 lakh per trip and traveled in AC coaches to avoid any trouble and police attention.
Alprazolam tablets are prescribed for patients suffering from anxiety and panic disorders caused by depression and is not available without a prescription. If taken unguided the drug could lead to serious or life-threatening breathing problems, sedation or even coma and is common among criminals who prefer to stay on a high dose.