Shimla, Mar 27: An alleged drug kingpin was today arrested in a raid and 16 kilograms of drugs along with three lakh rupees in cash was seized from his house, police said today. Deep Ram, employed as a contractor in Totu, was arrested for drug peddling and 16 kilograms of opium and hashish along with three lakh rupees cash was seized from his house in a raid today, DW Negi, SP Shimla said.

The raid was conducted after Aman Thakur and Vipin Sharma were arrested from Divya Nagar in Totu yesterday and 10 grams of opium was seized from their possession. They told the police during interrogation that they bought the contraband from Ram following which a raid was conducted at his house, Negi said. Also Read: Himachal Pradesh governor Acharya Devvrat urges youth to inculcate moral values, nationalism at Shimla Nursing College

While Ram fled the spot, he was nabbed from Baddi in Solan district after police stations were alerted, the SP said. Preliminary investigations reveal that Ram allegedly used to get the consignments of drugs, both charas and opium from Tuni on Himachal?Uttarakhand border and worked alone, Negi said.