Inter-state drug racket busted,Two drug peddlers arrested,120.7 kg Marijuana worth Rs.54 Lakhs Seized by Hulimavu police:

Sushma Gowda (Correspondent)

The southeast Division police of Hulimavu police busted an inter state drug racket and arrested two persons and seized a total of 120.7 kgs of Marijuana worth Rs 54 lakh from the accused

The accused has been identified as,Radha Ravi,29,and Palani Velu,38 both resident of Tamilnadu.

Both the accused were sourcing drugs from Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh,and were storing it in Krishnagiri in Tamilnadu before smuggling it into the city and selling it to the college students on Bannerghatta road.

Senior officer told media persons,that as on 12th April our Hulimavu police inspector Mahesh Kanakagiri received a credible information from his inputs that near Bannerghatta road Christ college a person is selling drugs to college students.

Based on a tip off the Hulimavu police inspector and his team rushed to the spot and kept a close watch on the person and when he was trying to sell Marijuana drugs to Christ college students our team caught him red handed and after checking his bag they found 3.7 kg Marijuana in his possession.

And for the possession of drugs our team arrested Radha Ravi,29,a construction labourer red handed on Monday.

After arresting the accused the team questioned him and a detailed Investigation led the accused to confessed the crime.

The team grilled him and the accused spilled the beans Based on his information the police team headed by PSI,Chidanand and team rushed to Neralagiri village in Krishnagiri and arrested Palani Velu,38, from whom Ravi was sourcing the drugs.

The police team interrogated him who spilled and based on his statement later seized 117 kilograms of Marijuana which he had stored in a pump house near lake in the village.

A detailed investigation by the team it has revealed that Palani,an agricultural labourer ganged up with his associate Mouli and started peddling drus to make quick money.

They contacted their associate Somesh from Vishakhapatnam and bought 120 kgs of Marijuana for Rs 25,000.

They used Radha Ravi,a construction labourer for peddling the drugs in the city to students and employees and construction labourers intended to sell one kilo of Marijuana for Rs 45,000.

The accused Radha Ravi would source the drugs into the city in a goods and vegetable vans from Tamilnadu in small quantity and sell it to his customers until the Hulimavu police got the tip off and nabbed the duo.

Both the accused has been booked under NDPS Act and further investigation is on to nab their associate and ascertain their network.

Finally Bengaluru Police Commissioner,Kamal Pant has appreciated Addl CP East,S Murugan, DCP Southeast,Srinath Mahadev Joshi, ACP,Pavan N,PI,Mahesh Kanakagiri,PSIs,as, Chidanand Navi,Mehaboob Guddali,and their crime staff as,Parameshwar,Sathish Kumar,Chowdalingaiah TM,Mahaveer Shirahati,Kedharlinga Tambe and Ashok has been appreciated for the exemplary work done by them in nabbing the duo and seizing 120.7kg Marijuana from them and a suitable reward will be given to the team for the tremendous job done by them he added.