200 kilo ganja seized from SUV, two caught

In a major haul of contraband, 200 kilos marijuana was recovered from a vehicle parked beside a bus stand in east Delhi.

Two men, accused of transporting the drugs from Odisha for consumption in Delhi, have been arrested.

Police on Wednesday said this case is among six drug syndicates busted in Delhi over the last five days. In another of these cases, two men were arrested with five kilos charas.

The marijuana was recovered from a Mahindra XUV on Monday afternoon. Police said they had received inputs that two men would be driving to Delhi to supply marijuana and they could be nabbed if police reached Yamuna Bank Metro station.

A trap was laid and Vinod Kumar and Sapan Rai were caught while they were allegedly waiting outside the car for their contact. A search of the SUV made police grab several bags containing the drugs, said police.

Rai, 48, told police that he took up this illegal job as it paid him well to deliver every consignment. “The seized SUV belongs to Rai. He had bought the vehicle from money earned by supplying ganja,” alleged police.

In the other incident of five kilo charas seizure, police arrested two men in Punjabi Bagh. One of them, 22-year-old Alok Kumar told them that he took up the supply of drugs to earn enough money to reclaim rights to his ancestral agricultural land.
“He claimed that his married sister deceitfully got her grandfather to transfer the land into her name. To recover the land from her, he would have to pay her Rs 2 lakh,” police said in a release on Wednesday.

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