Two foreigners with drugs arrested in Kullu – Manali

Manali: Police here recovered 165 gm of MDMA (3, 4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine) a psychotropic drug popularly known as ecstasy or molly, from two foreign nationals on Sunday (10.5.2015) evening. The duo were booked, arrested and later produced before a judicial magistrate, police officers disclosed.Image 1

 Puran Thukral, a deputy superintendent of police disclosed to Hill Post that during a search operation Maya Kalsi, a British National and Mathias Waack, a Deutsch national were found in possession of the contraband drug and wads of Indian and US currency.

“The two foreigners were travelling in a car (HP-34A-8000), when a search operation was carried out at Patlikhul (20 Km from here),” said Thukral, the lawman. “Besides the drug, the two were also carrying Indian currency worth of Rs 1.5 lakh and US $ 2,433,” he added.

Kalsi and Waack have been booked under provisions of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, a law that attracts a punishment from 6 months to 20 years of a jail term, depending upon the quantity (small or commercial) of drugs found and whether it was a first or a repeat offence.

Sanjay Dutta, an engineer by qualification but is a journalist by choice. He has worked for the premier new agency Press Trust of India and leading English daily Indian Express. With more than a decade of experience, he has been highlighting issues related to environment, tourism and other aspects affecting mountain ecology. Sanjay Dutta lives in a village close to Manali in Kullu valley of Himachal.

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