Pramesh S Jain & Yogesh K Porwar
The Yeshwanthpur police on Wednesday busted an inter state drug racket and arrested five persons who were smuggling Marijuana from neighbouring Kakinada into the city and selling it to their clients.
The accused are residents of inter-state.
Senior officer told reporters,The racket came to light when PSI Vinod Rathod and his team based on a tip off rushed to Jayaram colony and arrested a peddler selling Marijuana to his clients.
The police recovered 1.5 kgs of Marijuana packets in small plastic covers .
The team grilled him during investigation he confessed the crime and based on his information,the team rushed to Canara bank Union road and arrested the second peddler and recover 7 kgs of Marijuana from him.
The police using the second peddler trapped the third accused after asking him to call on the pretext of getting drugs .
When the third peddler came to the spot to deliver the drugs, the police trapped the accused and recovered 40.7 kgs of Marijuana from him.
The team also arrested two more of their associates from the adjacent area and seized 5 kgs of Marijuana from them.
A detailed investigation by the team it has revealed that the accused are from Kakinada sourced the drugs from their contact for cheaper rates .
The accused would then pack the drugs in plastic cover and conceal them with the load of saris and get them into the city in a private buses and sell it to their clients.
The accused have been booked under NDPS and remanded to judicial custody while further investigations are on .
Finally Bengaluru Police Commissioner,C H Pratap Reddy has appreciated Addl CP West, Sandeep Patil,DCP North,Vinayak Patil,ACP,Arun Nagegowda,PI,Suresh K,PSI,Vinod Rathod,Raju C, Narayan,and crime staff as,Rachappa Hakki,Dattatreya Badigere,Raghuram Reddy,Mootla Nayak,Gopal Rahuth,Muthappa Bajantri,Lokesh Sanadhi,Eeresh and others has been appreciated for the commendable job done by them a suitable reward will be given to whole team he added.