The accused with the seized ganja
HYDERABAD: Excise sleuths busted a ganja peddling racket and arrested two persons in Sangareddy district on Sunday. The excise team seized 280 kilos of contraband worth Rs 50 lakh.
Acting on a tip off, the excise team, under the supervision of deputy commissioner, prohibition & excise, KAB Shastry conducted vehicle check at Patancheru toll plaza near Muthangi village in Sangareddy district.
The excise team intercepted an SUV and arrested two persons travelling in it. “When we searched the vehicle, 140 packets of ganja, each weighing 2kg, were found under the seats,” assistant prohibition and excise superintendent, D Gayatri said. The total weight of the seized ganja was 280 kg and the team also seized two cell phones.
The two accused have been identified as Tulasiram, 32, a resident of Govindpur thanda in Zaheerabad mandal and B Tukaram, 21, a resident of Ramatheertha village in Nyalkal mandal .“During interrogation, the accused confessed to transporting the ganja from Odisha to Zaheerabad. The value of the seized ganja is about Rs 50 lakh in the grey market,” excise inspector Mohan Kumar said.
Investigators are analysing the messages and calls on the seized cell phones to identify the other accused involved in the ganja peddling.