A school teacher was arrested on Tuesday for smuggling ganja
Vishakhapatnam to Hyderabad with an ex-dealer. Marijuana smuggled
from Visakhapatnam to Hyderabad is called ‘Araku mal’ by users in
The 30-year-old teacher Golla Kalyan Babu hails from Vijayawada works as a teacher in a private school there. The Hyderabad Commissioner’s Task Force intercepted the vehicle at Shah Inayath Gunj and arrested Golla Kalyan Babu and his friend Kimmudu Mahesh and seized 40 kg of ganja from them.
Kalyan Babu and his friend had bought the weed from Thangulam village, Visakhapatnam, at a low price and planned to sell to an agent at Mangalhat for higher price. Kalyan Babu’s friend Mahesh had earlier been jailed for drug peddling.
days ago, Kalyan Babu had called Mahesh and asked him if they could
smuggle ganja to Hyderabad to earn some quick money. Mahesh agreed
and they went to Thangulam in Vizag and bought ganja by paying Rs
5,000 as advance.
Reddy, Additional DCP, Commissioner’s Task Force, said that though
the police could arrest the duo, the main seller from Visakhapatnam
and the buyer from Mangalhat were still absconding.
Police has started a manhunt for the seller in Visakhapatnam and buyer in Mangalhat. Police has registered a case against the teacher and his friend under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.