Warangal: Task Force police along with Mamnoor police arrested a four-member gang of ganja smugglers from Maharashtra and seized 50 kg of ganja from them valued at Rs five lakh here on Saturday. They also seized a car and three cell phones.
Disclosing the details here on Sunday, DCP (East Zone) Kolli Venkatalakshmi said that the arrested were identified as Aziz Khan of Rathanganj of Amaravathi district, Rajesh A Thronti of Kinkidimat of Akola district, B Venkatesh of Akola district and MD Iliyas of Bismilla Nagar of Amaravati district.
“With a view to earning easy, the gang members, who live in the neighbouring villages, wanted to smuggle ganja from Vizag to Maharashtra. One of the accused Aziz Khan, who has a friend named Imran involved in ganja smuggling, called him. Responding to this call, Imran said that he would get ganja at a cheaper rate if they come to Annavaram town. Following this, the gang went there and purchased the banned substance and was returning to Maharashtra. But our police team nabbed them during the vehicle inspection at Mamnoor police battalion on Saturday,” she said and appreciated the team including Task Force ACP Prathap Kumar, Mamnoor ACP Naresh Kumar, Task Force Inspector Gorre Madhu, Mamnoor Inspector Ramesh, SI Ramcharan and others.
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