Poor suppliers suffer, real drug peddlers go free: Court

| Monday, December 14, 2015 - 23:05
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Drug dealing

It also slapped a fine of Rs.1 lakh each on the accused

New Delhi:  A court here has held that in cases of drug peddling, the real drug peddlers go scot free, whereas the suppliers, who are invariably poor people, get caught.
The court said this while awarding 10 years jail to two men convicted under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.
"It is generally noticed that in such cases where drugs are supplied to consumers, the main drug peddlers go scot free and the conduit used by such peddlers, who are invariably poor people get caught," said Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar.
"In the present case, Saidul Islam and Mekail Sheikh (convicts) were the carriers, who became part and parcel of the conspiracy to deal in the supply and transportation of narcotic and psychotropic substances," the court said, sentencing them to 10 years rigorous imprisonment.
It also slapped a fine of Rs.1 lakh each on the accused.
According to the prosecution, Islam and Sheikh were arrested in August 2011 in south Delhi and police recovered 3 kg and 2 kilogram of smack respectively from their possession.
The order was delivered last week but was released to the media on Monday.
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