Ganja worth Rs 33.4 lakh seized, two arrested

Mumbai: The Anti Narcotics Cell of Mumbai Police have held two persons including a woman along with ganja worth Rs 33.40 lakh, an official said today.

As per details, the ANC team received secret information regarding the smuggling of drugs in the city. Acting on the tip-off, ANC laid a trap on the Jogeshwari-Vikhroli Link Road (JVLR) and arrested Tausif Rafiq Khan (19) and Parveen Kasim Ali Jafari (40).

Around 167 kg of ganja was seized from their car. The two arrested had allegedly brought the ganja from Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh for supplying to drug peddlers in JVLR area, police said.

“We suspect that narcotics are being smuggled into the country through Visakhapatnam and brought to Mumbai,” deputy commissioner of police Shivdeep Lande.

A case under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act has been registered, he added.