Ganja trade through Amazon: Five more arrested in Vizag; 48 kg dry ganja seized

The Special Enforcement Bureau (SEB) made an important breakthrough in connection with ganja being smuggled through Amazon to Madhya Pradesh from Visakhapatnam and arrested five more persons in Vizag.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  27 Nov 2021 11:32 AM GMT
Ganja trade through Amazon: Five more arrested in Vizag; 48 kg dry ganja seized

Visakhapatnam: The Special Enforcement Bureau (SEB) made an important breakthrough in connection with ganja being smuggled through Amazon to Madhya Pradesh from Visakhapatnam and arrested five more persons in Vizag.

The arrested have been identified as Ch. Srinivasa Rao and his son Ch. Mohan Raju alias Rakhi, J. Kumaraswamy, B. Krishnam Raju, and Ch. Venkateswara Rao.

It may be recalled that an online ganja racket was busted by the Bhind police in Madhya Pradesh who arrested two persons Suraj Pawaiya and Mukul Jaiswal. The police had seized 20 kg of dry ganja from them.

The joint director of SEB Vizag, S. Satish Kumar, on Saturday said they arrested Srinivasa Rao and seized 48 kg of dry ganja which was stored in a rented house at Kancharapalem in Vizag city on 21 November. "We found packing materials such as covers, cardboard boxes, tapes, electronic weighing machine and a few other implements in the house,'' Mr. Satish added.

During the investigation, Srinivasa Rao confessed that he was acquainted with both Suraj and Mukul who had registered themselves as vendors on Amazon. The two used to transport dry ganja from Vizag to parts of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan in the guise of selling supernatural stevia dry leaves on Amazon.

Suraj and Mukul had created a firm Babu Tex and registered it with the e-commerce site as a vendor by using the GST numbers of other firms.

The police also arrested two associates - Kumaraswamy and Krishnam Raju - and Venkateswara Rao, a van driver who worked at Amazon.

Suraj and Mukul had transported over 600 to 700 kg of dry ganja from Vizag to Madhya Pradesh through Amazon in the past eight months, Mr. Satish said.

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