Police seized 110 kg of ganja, transported from Andhra Pradesh to Maharashtra | Police seized 110 kg of ganja



Digital Desk, Hyderabad. Police in Hyderabad on Friday seized 110 kg of ganja, which was being transported from Andhra Pradesh to Maharashtra. The Special Operation Team (SOT) of Rachakonda Police Commissionerate has arrested two inter-state drug smugglers by seizing a consignment of narcotics in LB Nagar. Rachakonda Police Commissioner Mahesh Bhagwat told reporters that the ganja was hidden in a mini truck loaded with bananas. The banned substance worth Rs 18.50 lakh was being taken from Agency area of ​​Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh to Nagpur via Hyderabad.

The operation was carried out by SOT in collaboration with Abdullapurmet Police. The arrested people have been identified as Lumbaram Solanki and Kishan Ram, aged 24 and both hailing from Rajasthan. The supplier Masada Pedda Balanna resident of Visakhapatnam and the receiver Rashid of Uttar Pradesh are absconding. A case under NDPS Act 2001 has been registered at Abdullapuram police station in Rachakonda.

The confiscated ganja comes amid an intense operation launched by the Telangana Police to combat the drug menace. Hyderabad, Cyberabad and Rachakonda Police Commissionerates have launched a special drive against narcotics by conducting searches at suspicious places and arresting the accused. It covers Hyderabad and the suburbs. In two separate raids on Thursday in the limits of Hyderabad Police Commissionerate, the police seized around 72 kg of ganja and arrested four persons.

According to Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar, 70 kg of banned substance has been seized from a house in Yousufguda. Two people who ordered ganja from Sileru in Andhra Pradesh have been arrested. In another case, the police seized two kilograms of ganja from two persons who were searching for the customers. Last week, Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao had directed the police and excise departments to take stringent measures to check the rising drug menace in Hyderabad and other parts of the state. Bhagwat said that the police were raiding paan shops and grocery shops selling ganja and gutkha. The Commissioner of Police announced that the drug de-addiction program Naya Savera would soon be launched to save the students from drug abuse.

(IANS)



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