300 kg of ganja seized in Malakpet, 2 held

The accused were illegally procuring Ganja from Narsipatnam area in Visakapatnam district and transporting it to Ahmed Nagar in Maharashtra and selling it to customers at a higher price

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  17 Oct 2021 9:28 AM GMT
300 kg of ganja seized in Malakpet, 2 held

Hyderabad: The sleuths of Commissioner's Task Force, North Zone team, Hyderabad along with Malakpet police intercepted a Tata goods vehicle and seized 10 ganja bags concealed under empty plastic trays that are said to contain 300 kg of ganja. This incident occured near Moosarambagh crossroads under the limits of Malakpet police station. Two persons in the vehicle were arrested and the ganja and the vehicle were seized.

The two arrested are Vilas Bhausaheb Dhokane (33) and Dnyaneshwar Mohite (26), both natives of Maharashtra. Further, it was found that the accused were illegally procuring ganja from Narsipatnam area in Visakhapatnam district and transporting it to Ahmed Nagar in Maharashtra and selling it to customers at a higher price. The value of the seized ganja is about Rs 30,00,000, the police said.

The agency areas of Visakhapatnam district in Andhra Pradesh are known for large-scale ganja cultivation, as farmers living in the Eastern Ghats along the Andhra-Odisha border cultivate a high-quality variety of Cannabis crop. From there, the ganja is smuggled to several places including Visakhapatnam city, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Maharashtra, and other cities.


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