Bengaluru: The Narcotics Control Bureau has seized 223kg worth of ganja from three people travelling in a car near Devanhalli toll gate in Bengaluru. The substance was stuffed in 110 packets in the trunk of the car, which was being driven from Andhra Pradesh to Maharastra.
The accused are Anumulu Prasad alias Guru, S. Ramakrishna and K. Rajesh. Anumulu, a timber merchant is the head of the racket. He was the one who employed the other two as drivers by paying them Rs 10,000.
According to Sunil Kumar Sinha, Zonal Director, NCB, Bengaluru, the car began its journey from Vishakapatnam and has a Andhra Pradesh registeration number and would continue till it reached Maharastra.
Upon being questioned, the trio found out that they were travelling via Bengaluru to avoid election-related security checks that would be present on their usual route of Telangana.
In another incident, Mico Layout police have arrested three drug dealers in the BTM Layout while they were selling drugs to college students and software engineers in the city. A stock of 12 kg ganja has been seized from them.
The accused in this incident are Vishnuvardhan, 23, and Rajesh, 22 from Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh and Junedh Ahmed, 24, a resident of Bannerghatta.