Visakhapatnam: A man was held and over 195 kilograms of cannabis worth 25 lakh was seized from his car in Vishakhapatnam on Sunday. The accused has been identified as Prasad, a native of Telangana.
Acting on tip-off, local police along with excise officials arrested Prasad from Paderu’s Bokkelu junction in the city.
Police told a leading news agency, “He was arrested from Paderu’s Bokkelu junction in the city. A total of 195 kg of cannabis worth Rs 25 lakh was recovered from his car. He used to smuggle cannabis to various cities like Lucknow, Kolkata, and Chennai from Visakhapatnam,” officials said.
In another incident, around 1, 400 kgs of cannabis were seized from two vans at Neelampet junction in Visakhapatnam rural on July 12. The vans were coming from Sileru with potatoes, inside which the cannabis was sealed.
The police arrested four persons and seized two mobiles, and Rs 4,800 cash.
Out of the arrested persons, two were natives of Uttar Pradesh. The cannabis was being transported to Uttar Pradesh.