Bengaluru Police Bust Major Drug Racket, Seize 1.3 Tonnes Of Ganja In Kalaburagi
Bengaluru: Even as the Central Crime Bureau is probing the high-profile drug racket, the Bengaluru police Thursday seized over one-ton marijuana stored underground at a goat farm in Kalaburagi district.
The seizure came after the arrest of an auto rickshaw driver, who was allegedly selling drugs to college students. The driver led the police to a huge pile of marijuana stored underground at a goat farm.
The police have arrested four persons in connection with the case.
According to the police, the huge stockpile of marijuana was brought from Odisha to Karnataka in vegetable trucks and the accused were involved in distributing them across the state and in Maharashtra.
The four accused include Jnanashekhar, the 37-year-old autorickshaw driver from Bengaluru; Siddunath Lavate, a 22-year-old from Vijayapura’s Sindagi and owner of a 30 acre plot, who allegedly bought the marijuana from two other suppliers and transported it to Bengaluru and Mumbai; Naganath, a 39-year-old resident of Aurad in Bidar, who owned a cloth shop that went under during the lockdown. Police say Naganath turned to dealing drugs in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to earn a living over the last five months.
Chandrakanth, a 34-year-old resident of Kalaburagi district, owned the goat farm. He has also been arrested.