Thane: 3 arrested with ganja worth ₹10 lakhs

The police had received a tip-off about three accused buying and selling ganja in Thane and they accordingly laid a trap to intercept them. They recovered nearly 100 kgs of the narcotic substance.

Abhitash SinghUpdated: Tuesday, December 06, 2022, 09:30 AM IST
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The three accused were arrested by the cops near Ghodbunder road | Prashant Narvekar

The Thane Crime Branch Unit-5 (Wagle Estate) arrested three persons with ganja worth Rs 10 lakh at Ghodbunder Road in Thane on Saturday.

Senior police inspector Vikas Ghodke of Crime Branch Unit-5 said, “Police inspector Avinash Mahajan received a tip-off that three persons will be coming for buying and selling ganja near Lodha Splendora Chowk on Ghodbunder Road and accordinglya trap was laid.The team intercepted a Baleno car with three persons travelling in a suspicious manner.”

Upon inspection, 80 kg of ganja worth Rs 8 lakh was found in the boot of the vehicle. The team arrested Mr Mahipalsingh Chudawat, 27 and Mr Ramesh Balai, 23 – both natives of Rajasthan – along with Mr Pramod Gupta, 34, who is a resident of Pachpakhadi in Thane.

During the investigation, Mr Gupta revealed that 20 kg of the consignment has been kept in a closed hotel near Lodha Splendora Chowk. Accordingly, the police visited the location and recovered 20kg of ganja worth Rs 2 lakh from there.

“A case has been registered under the NDPS Act. Investigations are being carried out under the guidance of senior officials,” said Mr Ghodke.

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