Hyderabad: The Madhapur police busted drug peddling racket being operated from Odisha to Uttar Pradesh via Hyderabad and nabbed three interstate drug peddlers here on Monday. Police seized 265 kgs of marijuana, a truck and other material, altogether worth Rs.55 lakh.
The arrested persons from Uttar Pradesh were identified as Mohd.Iqbal (35) from Hathras, Shahrukh (30) from Firozabad, and Mohd.Salim (29) from Etawah.
According to the police, Iqbal has been drug peddling from Odisha to Uttar Pradesh via Hyderabad while two brothers – Shahrukh and Salim operated as truck drivers. They modified the truck with a secret cabin over the top of driver’s cabin and concealed marijuana and transported.
Iqbal used to communicate with the marijuana cultivator-cum-seller Babulal about availability of marijuana.
On January 21, the trio loaded 265 kgs of marijuana into nine packets and concealed them in the secret cabin and tool box of the driver’s cabin at Darliput in Odisha and started to Meerut via Hyderabad. When they reached Madhapur on Sunday late night, the police intercepted the truck and nabbed them.