Two suspected drug traffickers held in Noida

NOIDA: Two suspected drug peddlers were arrested in Noida with over one kg of cannabis, police said on Thursday. The duo was arrested from Sector 62, under Sector 58 Police Station limits, on Wednesday evening following a tip-off, they said. The accused have been identified as Shankar and Karan, both in their late 20s and residents of Hindon Vihar in adjoining Ghaziabad district, they said.

"During initial quizzing, both of them have confessed to peddling drugs in the area," a police official claimed, adding a stolen motorcycle has also been impounded from their possession. 

"The two would roam around on motorcycles in the area to supply the cannabis," the official said.

They have been booked under relevant sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act besides charges of theft and robbery under the Indian Penal Code (IPC), he said.

They have been remanded in judicial custody, he added.