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Ganja worth Rs 2.60 lakh seized in Mumbai; two held

Two suspected drug smugglers were arrested and ganja worth Rs. 2.60 lakh seized from them, police said.

Raju Raipuram (24) and SanjivAlugu (30) — residents of Naxal-hit Warangal district in Andhra Pradesh — were nabbed on Tuesday at Tilaknagar in suburban Chembur.

They were found in possession of 26 kg of ganja worth Rs. 2.60 lakh which was meant to be sold in the metropolis, Anti-Narcotics Cell (ANC) officials said.

“The seized contraband is estimated to be valued at Rs. 2.60 lakh,” a senior police officer said.

According police sources, Andhra Pradesh’s ganja farms were being used to fund Naxalites. Ganja is sold in the black market and the money procured is used to purchase arms by the Naxals.

The ANC is ascertaining if the duo was part of this cartel and had any links with Naxals.

The officer, however, clarified that so far no evidence has surfaced linking them with the Naxal groups.

The two accused have been remanded in police custody till February 24 and their interrogation is on, he added.

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