Nagpur: Crime Branch of Nagpur Police on Saturday busted a drug peddler and seized a stock of 50-kg ganja (marijuana) worth Rs 5 lakh from his possession.
The Crime Branch had received a tip-off that the accused Sheikh Salam Sheikh Kalam (23), resident of MIG Colony, Imambada, was dealing with various narcotics (cannabis) and had stocked the stuff in large quantity. Acting on the tip-off, a team of Crime Branch raided the house of accused Sheikh Salam on Saturday. The cops found 50-kg of wet ganja worth Rs 5 lakh stashed in four traveling bags. The cannabis was seized and the accused was booked under Section 20 of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. The accused Sheikh Salam Sheikh Kalam was subsequently placed under arrest.
The raid and arrest of accused was carried out under the directives of Police Commissioner K K Pathak.