Six of ganja smuggling gang held, 80 kgs ganja seized
Visakhapatnam, Aug 16 (INN): In a major breakthrough, the Visakhapatnam district police was able to bust a racket involved in drug smuggling in the districts.
On a tip off that one gang was about to smuggle huge quantity of gang, the Visakhapatnam district police laid trap and arrested a gang of six people. Those arrested include three women. The arrests were made by a special police team in Bheemapatnam of Rolugunta mandal. Police have also seized 80 kgs of ganja from their possession.
A case has been registered and further investigations are on. Police suspect more people or gangs could be involved in ganja smuggling in the state. Last month, about 100 kgs of ganja was seized in Rolugunta mandal.
According to Rolugunta Police, from 2009 till now, around 4,000 kgs of Sheelavathi quality dry ganja and 100 vehicles have been seized in Rolugunta division alone.
However, sources say that about 10,000 kgs of dry ganja was seized in 2010 and 5,000 kgs from January to June this year in Visakhapatnam district which indicates that it was emerging as a safe haven for ganja smuggling and the flourishing ganja cultivation in the district.
News Posted: 16 August, 2011
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