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 by way of Narsipatnam, Rajahmundry, Kodad, Suryapet, Choutuppal, and Hyderabad.
Police seized 182 packets of ganja, a lorry, a automotive, Rs 41,000 money, and 7 cell phones, all value over Rs 3 crore from their possession.
Acting on particular info, 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 working the racket alongside along with his kin Sanjay Balaji Kale, Abhiman Kalyan Pawar and their pals Sanjay Chowgule and Bharat Kalappa. They had 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 had been hidden beneath the natural compost baggage. He stated the accused had been utilizing the automotive as a pilot car for the truck carrying the narcotic medication.
The accused advised the police that they had been buying ganja at Rs 8,000 per kg and promoting the identical to prospects in Maharashtra at Rs 15,000 per kg.
He stated this was the biggest amount of ganja seized up to now 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 working intensive marketing campaign in opposition to medication since final month following course of Chief Minister Okay. Chandrasekhar Rao to deal firmly with the menace.