Bengaluru: The police in the City’s south division seized 506 kg of ganja worth over Rs. 2 Crore based on a tip-off that a large quantity of ganja had been brought to the City from the Malkangiri region of Odisha for sale.
According to sources, the police conducted a raid on a location where five people were sitting in an auto-rickshaw and a scooter on Monday September 12 in response to a tip that four to five people, including a woman, had a large amount of ganja nearby the north gate of the Kempambudhi Lake in south Bengaluru.
“Five persons have been arrested and ganja worth nearly Rs. two Crore and weighing 506 kg has been seized along with an auto-rickshaw and a two-wheeler used for the sale of the ganja,” the south division police said in an official statement on Tuesday.
The arrested people are Kiran (26) Navaz Pasha, 35, Noor Mohammed (35), Mubarak (35), and Imran Pasha (20). The police initially found 66 kg of ganja in the auto-rickshaw and scooter valued at Rs. 26 lakh and claim to have later found a larger stash of ganja based on the information given by the arrested persons.
The Kempegowdanagar Police have registered a case under sections 20b and 27a of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985.