Warangal: The Task Force police along with the Wardhannapeta, Nallabelli and Khanapur police arrested 11 persons involved in the smuggling of ganja in three separate incidents under Warangal Police Commissionerate and seized 318 kg of cannabis worth about Rs 32 lakh besides two cars, three auto-rickshaws and 11 cellphones on Wednesday.
While Wardhannapet police arrested Boram Saikumar, Gatampally Venkat, and Godavarthi Sheshukumar of the East Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh, the Nallabelli police arrested Bhukya Ramulu SK Khalil of Mahabubabad district and Konamala Sunil from Karimnagar district, and Khanapur police arrested five others identified as Batra Naresh, Tumula Krantikumar, Tammala Nagraj, G Manoj and Marampudi Srinu from Bhadradri Kottagudem district.
Disclosing details here on Thursday, Warangal Police Commissioner Dr Tarun Joshi said that the accused were illegally transporting the ganja to Visakhapatnam, Rajahmundry, Bhadrachalam, Kothagudem, Narsampet, Khammam, Warangal and other places by purchasing the banned substance at a cheaper price from Sileru and Mothugudem areas of Andhra-Odisha Border (AOB) to earn easy money by selling the same at exorbitant prices to the customers.
“In all three cases, the Task Force police received a tip-off that the accused were involved in cannabis smuggling and conducted vehicle checks at different locations on Wednesday with the help of the local police officials concerned, and nabbed the accused with cannabis. While Wardhannapet police seized 128 kgs of Ganja from a car at DC Thanda on Warangal-Khammam road, Nallabelli police seized 134 kgs of Ganja from a car and an autorickshaw at Ramtirtham village near Nallabelli and Khanapur police have seized 56 kgs of Ganja from two autorickshaws,” he added.
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