West Bengal: Rs 1.4 crore of ‘drugs money’ seized from fish trader | Kolkata News – Times of India

MALDA: A fish trader was arrested from Malda‘s Gazole on Sunday after the CID found nearly Rs 1.4 crore from his home. The cops suspect the cash seized from 42-year-old Jayprakash Saha was proceeds from a cross-border drugs trade.
The arrest left the entire locality, including Saha’s immediate neighbours, completely surprised. There was nothing in his lifestyle that even hinted at opulence, they said.
Around 10.30am, when a 10-member team of plainclothes CID officers turned up at Saha’s nondescript home, everyone was taken by surprise. Saha, who keeps a low profile, trades in fish by leasing ponds in the locality.
As the officers stepped inside the house to conduct the search, Saha and his wife, Chanda Rani, were detained and the doors locked.
According to CID sources, the cash – mostly in 500- and 2,000-rupee denominations – were found stashed inside a box bed.