1,820 kg ganja seized from Maharashtra-bound truck close to Hyderabad – Hyderabad News
Special Operations Team (SOT) of Rachakonda Police Commissionerate arrested 5 peddlers and seized the contraband being transported from Sileru in Andhra Pradesh to Maharashtra.
According to police, the ganja was being transported from Sileru to Maharashtra through Narsipatnam, Rajahmundry, Kodad, Suryapet, Choutuppal, and Hyderabad.
Police seized 182 packets of ganja, a lorry, a automotive, Rs 41,000 money, and 7 cellphones, all price over Rs 3 crore from their possession.
Acting on particular data, sleuths of SOT, LB Nagar Zone together with Abdullapurmet police apprehended the drug peddlers. While 4 of them are from Maharashtra, the truck driver is from West Bengal.
Main accused Sanjay Laxman Shinde, a resident of Osmanabad district of Maharashtra is absconding. He was operating the racket alongside along with his family members Sanjay Balaji Kale, Abhiman Kalyan Pawar and their pals Sanjay Chowgule and Bharat Kalappa. They have been utilizing Shek Rahidul, a local of West Bengal, for driving the truck to illegally transport ganja from Sileru company space in Andhra Pradesh to Maharashtra.
Rachakonda Police Commissioner Mahesh Bhagwat stated the ganja packets have been hidden beneath the natural compost luggage. He stated the accused have been utilizing the automotive as a pilot car for the truck carrying the narcotic medication.
The accused instructed the police that they have been buying ganja at Rs 8,000 per kg and promoting the identical to clients in Maharashtra at Rs 15,000 per kg.
He stated this was the biggest amount of ganja seized thus far this yr in Rachakonda. The police have seized over 5,000 kg of the contraband.
Hyderabad, Cyberabad and Rachakonda police commissionerates, which cowl the town and its suburbs and excise division have been operating intensive marketing campaign in opposition to medication since final month following path of Chief Minister Okay. Chandrasekhar Rao to deal firmly with the menace.