Hyderabad: Ganja peddler arrested, Rs 1 lakh worth ganja seized

Hyderabad: A 23-year-old accused was arrested for selling ganja within the limits of Tukaramgate police station was arrested on Saturday.

The accused was identified as Guguloth Karthik (23), a resident of Wedderabasti, Tukaramgate. The officers seized five kilograms of ganja worth rupees more than one lakh from the possession.

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According to the police, on credible information, the Tukaramgate police conducted surprise checking and apprehended the accused. He worked as a laborer in a cement shop near Pochamma temple.

“We’ve recently witnessed a number of young people who are connected to drugs/ganja and are involved in crime and other anti-social activities. Several families have been affected by this threat,” the police said.

“It is a sincere request from the Hyderabad City Police Department to youth not to fall prey to drugs. Parents should keep a close eye on their children’s activities and feel free to approach the police or should provide information to the police in order to curtail such anti-social activities and work towards a drug-free city,” the police remarked.