Delhi Police seizes over 200 kg of ‘ganja’ from a truck, four of which are detained

New Delhi: Four persons have been arrested while allegedly transporting more than 200 kg of ‘ganja’ (cannabis) concealed among household items in a transport vehicle, officials said here on Saturday.

The truck was loaded with household items such as tables, chairs, refrigerator, bicycle, etc., belonging to an Army and BSF personnel, under which the cannabis was hidden, Deputy Commissioner of Police (East) Apoorva Gupta said.

The DCP said that on the intervening night of June 4 and 5, the Eastern District Anti-Narcotics Cell received a tip-off about a truck transporting a large quantity of ‘ganja’ under the guise of moving household items of security personnel from the West. Bengal to Delhi.

Based on this information, the raiding team set up a trap near a Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) construction site on Sabzi Mandi road, Ghazipur, Delhi and saw two men unloading white plastic boxes from a truck, said DCP Gupta.

Upon inspection, 215 kg of psychotropic substance, cannabis, was found hidden among household items, she added.

Subsequently, truck driver Inderpal (36) and his helper Manish (28) were arrested, the SHO said.

According to the SHO, Inderpal confessed to owning the truck and disclosed that on June 1, he had loaded the household items of security personnel from Hashimara, Cooch Behar, West Bengal, bound for Delhi Cantt.

He further revealed that he had to deliver the cannabis to Lublu Chaudhary (33), resident of Vasundhara, Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh, at the RRTS construction site on Sabzi Mandi road.

Another officer said further interrogation of accused Inderpal led to the arrest of the supplier, Chaudhary, from whose residence 22 kg of cannabis was recovered.

The police custody of suspect Chaudhary led to the arrest of the drug trafficker, Mohd Faiyaz alias Hafiz (35), on June 13 and 8.5 kg of cannabis was recovered from his house in Chipyana village, Ghaziabad.

Efforts are on to trace other suspects and further investigation is on, SHO Gupta said.

Published June 15, 2024, 2:34 PM IST