Noida, Oct 8 (PTI) A suspected drug trafficker was arrested by the Gautam Buddh Nagar police Monday after he was allegedly held with 31 kg of cannabis, an official said.Also Read - Breaking News Highlights: 4 NDRF Teams Deployed in Tamil Nadu as IMD Issues Alert of Cyclonic Circulation

The accused, identified as Gopal Singh, a resident of Bhojpur in Bihar, was held in Jewar area of the district, he said. Also Read - Delhi Unlocks Further as Kejriwal Allows Academic Meets in Schools, Colleges With Restrictions | Check Guidelines

According to the police, the cannabis seized are worth Rs 5 lakh. “Singh was held during a routine checking in the morning from the expressway cut linking Jewar to Noida. He was carrying two bags filled with 31 kg of cannabis,” the police official said. Also Read - Coronavirus in India 26 April 2021 Highlights: Situation in India Beyond Heartbreaking, Says WHO Chief

A case was registered against Singh at the Jewar police station under the Narcotics, Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985, the police official said.

During probe, the accused told the police that he would buy the cannabis for cheap in Bihar and sell it off in Delhi and Noida.

“He has also confessed to having been jailed previously for drug trafficking in Bihar’s Newada district,” the official said.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.