11 kgs cannabis seized, two held

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI - G Mo­hi­ud­din Jeddy ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

CBD BE­LA­PUR: The cen­tral unit of Navi Mum­bai crime branch has seized ganja around 11 kg of ganja (cannabis) and ar­rested two peo­ple who were plan­ning to sell it in the city.

It is one of the big­gest seizures in Navi Mum­bai in re­cent times. On Wed­nes­day, as­sis­tant po­lice in­spec­tor (crime) Kr­ishna Kokni got a tip-off about a gang plan­ning to sell ganja in the APMC area.

Ac­cord­ing to as­sis­tant com­mis­sioner of po­lice ( crime) Nitin Kaus­dikar, “A raid was con­ducted on the road head­ing from APMC Mafco Cir­cle to Prabhu Hira Ice cold stor­age around 4.15pm.”

He said, “Our team ar­rested Shamim Shaikh, 48, a res­i­dent of Khopoli in Raigad. A ra­di­a­tor re­pairer, Shaikh was found in pos­ses­sion of 10.982gm of ganja.”

Kaus­dikar said, “Fol­low­ing in­for ma­tion re­ceived f rom Shaikh, we ar­rested his ac­com­plice, Rashid Ra­jput, 36. A poclain op­er­a­tor, Ra­jput is also a res­i­dent of Khopoli. He was ar­rested from McDon­ald’s bus stop at Khopoli.”

The po­lice have re­cov­ered ganja and other prop­erty worth Rs1.37 lakh from the duo.

Kaus­dikar said, “This is one the big­gest catches of ganja in the com­mis­sion­er­ate in re­cent times. More im­por­tantly, we have got ma­jor sell­ers of the drug.”

He added, “We are in­ves­ti­gat­ing where they got the con­tra­band from and other re­lated in­for­ma­tion, in­clud­ing who they were plan­ning to sell it to.”

A RAID WAS CON­DUCTED ON THE ROAD HEAD­ING FROM APMC MAFCO CIR­CLE TO PRABHU HIRA ICE COLD STOR­AGE

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