Khammam: Task Force and Khammam rural police seized 730 kg of ganja and arrested seven persons at Yedulapuram cross roads in Khammam rural mandal in the district on Wednesday.
Commissioner of Police, Vishnu S Warrier told mediapersons here that the seized cannabis, packed in 146 packets, was worth around Rs 1.095 crore. During vehicle inspections at Yedulapuram cross road, police found seven persons in three vehicles transporting the ganja.
The police took them into custody and interrogated them. The accused revealed that they were coming from Chinthapalli village in Visakhapatnam district and were living at Sricity in Khammam rural mandal. They claimed they were running electronic and clothes business in Telangana and AP.
The accused purchased ganja from Pangi Narayana and Pangi Siva of Chinthapalli and were transporting the substance through their electronic goods vehicles to Alighar in Uttar Pradesh. They have a godown at Arempula village of Khammam rural mandal.
The accused were identified as Ashu Miyan, Mohammed Asif Qurashi, Anish Khan, Mohammed Arif Qurashi, Mousin and Mohammed Yamin, natives of Aligharh and Maloth Pavan Kumar of Sarvaram village in Kothagudem district.
Pangi Narayana and Pangi Siva Ro Chinthapalli village of Visakhapatnam are absconding. Police seized two SUVs, two pickup trucks and two mini trucks, the CP informed.
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