Four Held,Major haul of drug racket busted by NCB: More than 2000 kg ganja seized in Hyderabad Worth around Rs.15 Crore

Pramesh S Jain.Yogesh K Porwar

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) officials of Bangalore Zonal unit along with the officials of Hyderabad Sub Zone officials busted an inter state drug racket and seized two tonnes of Marijuana which according to the officials is the biggest seizure even estimated to be worth Rs. 15 Crore.

The four accused has been identified as,K Kale,S Kale,C Kale and B Dhoralkar from Osmanabad of Maharashtra.

Amit Ghawate,Zonal Director of Bangalore Zonal unit,said,The seizure was made based on the intelligence input to Bangalore zonal unit officials on Sunday.

The officials intercepted a truck carrying Ganja near Pedda Amberpet Toll Plaza in Hyderabad and arrested  four persons including the truck driver.

The marijuana was concealed between raw cashew nut shells in around 1080 packets.Each packet of ganja weighed around 2 kg.

The source of the ganja was from Andhra Odisha border (AOB) the NCB said.

The consignment was destined to Pune and Mumbai,Amit Ghawate,Zonal Director,Bangalore, said.

The four arrested accused are identified as K Kale,S Kale,C Kale and B Dhoralkar from Osmanabad of Maharashtra.

Probe revealed that the accused sourced the drugs from Andhra Pradesh and Odisha border which is cultivated illegally in naxal infested area .

The officials further said that there is a wide peddling network to distribute Marijuana across the country including Delhi,Mumbai,Karnataka, Rajasthan,Tamilnadu,Kerala and other states.It is also smuggled across the ocean to Sri Lanka.

The ganja,or cannabis,has been seized under the provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act,1985.The NDPS Act prohibits and criminalises the sale, possession,transportation and cultivation of cannabis in certain forms in India.

NCB acknowledges the dedicated efforts of Amit Ghawate IRS,(Zonal Director,Bangalore),Sumit Arya,Superintendent and other team members.