Hyderabad: Special Operations Team of Rachakonda police Malkajgiri zone busted a city-bound ganja racket and nabbed two persons. Police also seized 100 kg ganja and other drugs, all worth Rs 12 lakh. Police said the suspects, Yassa Bharath Reddy, 29, and Ananthula Arun, 23, were transporting the contraband from the agency area in Khammam district to Hyderabad. Two more persons Appa Rao and K Gangadhar were absconding.
Based on a tip-off, SOT sleuths intercepted a car at Uppal and found the passengers were transporting ganja. Police found that Bharath and Arun had been in the business for more than five years and were in regular contact with suppliers at Khammam and agents in the city. Bharath had earlier been arrested in Khammam district in a ganja case in 2009 and in an extortion one in Uppal in 2012. They procured ganja packed in small pouches from agency areas as per the requirement of the agents in the city. After contacting their agent in Hyderabad, they purchased the material from Appa Rao and Gangaram at Bhadrachalam and concealed them in four gunny bags underneath the dickey and sheets and started for Hyderabad. They were handed over to Uppal police station along with the seized contraband.