Press Trust Of India
Two alleged drug smugglers have been arrested from suburban Chembur for allegedly possessing 26 kg of Ganja worth Rs 2.60 lakh meant to be sold here, police said today.
According to Anti Narcotics Cell (ANC) of Mumbai police, accused Raju Raipuram (24) and Sanjiv Alugu (30) -both residents of naxal infested Warangal district in Andhra Pradesh -were apprehended on Tuesday at Tilak nagar area in suburban Chembur after they were found with ganja here.
“The 26 kg of contraband estimated to be valued at Rs 2.60 lakh was recovered from the two,” a senior police officer told PTI. According sources, Andhra Pradesh’s ganja farms were being used to fund Naxalite weapons. Ganja is sold in the black market and the money procured from the sales is used to purchase arms by the Naxals.
The ANC is probing the case to ascertain if these two accused were also from similar cartel and had any with Naxals. The officer, however, clarified that so far no evidence has surfaced linking them with the Naxals groups.
The two accused have been remanded in police custody till February 24 and their interrogation is on to get into the roots of the case, the officer added.