Pramesh S Jain & Yogesh K Porwar
The Annapoorneshwarinagar police on Monday arrested a 50-year-old man and seized 65.5 kgs of marijuana from him.
The accused has been identified as,Vantala Keshava Rao,50.
Senior officer told media persons,The Annapoorneshwarinagar police inspector,Lohith BN received a credible information about a person in an vacant site is waiting for its custom to deliver the consignment.
Based on tip off,police inspector,Lohith BN and his team rushed to the spot and surrounded the area and raided a place in Annapoorneshwarinagar area and arrested Vantala Keshava Rao,red handed while he was waiting for his customers to deliver the goods.
Based on his information the police raided a rented house and recovered the remaining drugs total worth 65.5 kgs which he had stored .
Inquiries revealed that Keshava Rao was sourcing the drugs from his contacts in VIzag and bring it to the city by train.
He would sell it to his customers including truck drivers.The accused has been booked under NDPS and taken him into custody to ascertain his network.
Finally Bengaluru Police Commissioner,Kamal Pant has appreciated Addl CP West,Sandeep Patil,DCP West,Dr Sanjeev M Patil,ACP, Kodandarama,PI,Lohith BN and special Anti-Narcotics squads who has nabbed the notorious drug peddler and recovered huge amount of Marijuana drugs from him and a special reward will be given to the team he added.