Guwahati: In a shocking bit of news, Guwahati Police has unearthed a nexus where Zomato and Swiggy delivering boys have not just been delivering food but drugs too. Paltan Bazar police on Monday arrested a food delivery boy for allegedly peddling drugs in the city of Guwahati. Two more drug peddlers including a woman were also arrested in connection to the incident.
The two drug peddlers were identified as Yuv Ali and Bapdhan Pathak were arrested. 53 numbers of drug containers recovered from their possession. The arrest clears the city police's suspicion of food delivery boys selling drugs across the city.
As per the information regarding drugs selling by Zomato and Swiggy delivery boys, a search operation was conducted at South Sarania under Paltan Bazar Police Station and three peddlers namely, Subhankar Sarkar (20) son of Dilip Sarkar of Bylane 7, South Sarania, PS Paltanbazar, Brojen Das (21) son of Ganesh Das of Bylane 4, South Sarania, PS Paltan Bazar and Gayatri Roy (40) wife of Late Lakhinda Roy of Byelane 7, South Sarania, PS Paltan Bazar have been apprehended. In total, 13 vials containing suspected brown sugar weighing 6 gm have been recovered during the operation. All three peddlers are residents of the South Sarania area.
The official Twitter handle of Guwahati Police has posted on Twitter about the incident. It tweeted, "We salute you for your efforts. A Good Samaritan shared a video of drugs peddling by food delivery boys and Team Crime Branch did the rest. Let's do our bit to identify all these criminals in our neighbourhood."
It is to be mentioned that Brojen Das is presently working with Swiggy and Zomato as a food delivery agent. After the incident, their houses were being searched for other incriminating materials.
Meanwhile, two more drug peddlers were arrested by Chandmari police.