School teacher nabbed with Araku maal

29 Jun, 2016 15:39 IST|Sakshi
Marijuana smuggled from Visakhapatnam to Hyderabad is called ‘Araku maal’ by users in the city.

Hyderabad: 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 city.

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.

A few 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.

N Koti 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.

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