Delhi Police’s Crime Branch has seized more than 2.5 quintals of marijuana worth Rs 2.5 crore, and arrested a smuggler from Dwarka. The accused has been identified as Dharamveer Kumar (28).
The marijuana was being brought in from Andhra Pradesh after being concealed in secret cavities in Delhi-bound trucks and distributed in bulk to smugglers in Delhi. “The drug was unloaded and shifted in tempos in small amounts to avoid cops. The accused used to supply ganja all over Delhi in whole-sale,” joint commissioner (crime) Alok Kumar said.
A special team from inter-border gangs investigation squad had been trailing marijuana cartels and their network in Delhi since two months.
“ACP Aditya Gautam’s team received information about a distributor coming to Dichao depot in a Mahinda Champion tempo. A team comprising inspector Yashpal, ASI Govind Singh and others laid a trap and the tempo was intercepted. The accused was arrested and 270 kgs of the drug was seized,” DCP (crime) Bhisham Singh said.
Kumar told cops that his family was facing a cash crunch since his father’s demise in 2004. So, he started to work as waiters in different banquet halls in southwest Delhi.