Bengaluru: Railway police arrest farmer for smuggling 20.4 kg of marijuana

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04-02-2024

    27-year-old farmer hailing from Odisha arrested for smuggling

    He was trying to smuggle 20.4 kg of marijuana into Bengaluru

    He has been placed in police custody as investigation continues

The railway police apprehended a 27-year-old farmer hailing from Odisha, identified as Kalucharan, for his involvement in smuggling 20.4 kg of marijuana in Bengaluru.

The illicit substance, valued at ₹20.4 lakh, was concealed in three bags that Kalucharan had with him while waiting on platform no. 4 at the city’s railway station.

The police’s attention was drawn to Kalucharan due to his suspicious behavior, prompting them to approach and question him. Faced with inquiries, Kalucharan provided evasive responses, raising further suspicion. Subsequently, a thorough inspection of his belongings uncovered the substantial quantity of marijuana.

During investigation, Kalucharan admitted to purchasing the marijuana from tribal communities in Odisha at a rate of ₹10,000 per kilogram. His intention was to transport the contraband to Bengaluru and distribute it to his contacts for a profit.

The arrestee now faces legal consequences under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act of 1985. Kalucharan has been placed in police custody as the investigation continues.

This incident underscores the ongoing challenges faced by authorities in curbing the illegal drug trade and highlights the importance of vigilance in transportation hubs.

Bengaluru: Railway police arrest farmer for smuggling 20.4 kg of marijuana

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    27-year-old farmer hailing from Odisha arrested for smuggling

    He was trying to smuggle 20.4 kg of marijuana into Bengaluru

    He has been placed in police custody as investigation continues

The railway police apprehended a 27-year-old farmer hailing from Odisha, identified as Kalucharan, for his involvement in smuggling 20.4 kg of marijuana in Bengaluru.

The illicit substance, valued at ₹20.4 lakh, was concealed in three bags that Kalucharan had with him while waiting on platform no. 4 at the city’s railway station.

The police’s attention was drawn to Kalucharan due to his suspicious behavior, prompting them to approach and question him. Faced with inquiries, Kalucharan provided evasive responses, raising further suspicion. Subsequently, a thorough inspection of his belongings uncovered the substantial quantity of marijuana.

During investigation, Kalucharan admitted to purchasing the marijuana from tribal communities in Odisha at a rate of ₹10,000 per kilogram. His intention was to transport the contraband to Bengaluru and distribute it to his contacts for a profit.

The arrestee now faces legal consequences under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act of 1985. Kalucharan has been placed in police custody as the investigation continues.

This incident underscores the ongoing challenges faced by authorities in curbing the illegal drug trade and highlights the importance of vigilance in transportation hubs.

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