Huge cache of gutka seized in Andhra Pradesh, 2 arrested

South India

 Rs 10,30,000 worth gutka, 2 kg ganja, 3 mobiles, the lorry and the vehicle of the buyer were seized


Krishna district police have seized gutka worth Rs 10.3 lakh that was being transported from Kolkata to Vuyyuru town in Krishna, news agency ANI reported.

"Pamarru CI Kishore Babu, SI Srihari Babu and their team have intercepted a lorry based on credible information.

They checked the lorry and found gutka worth more than Rs 10 lakh and 2 kg ganja”, Gudivada DSP Satyanandam said.

As per the report, Lorry driver Ganesh and buyer K Kantarao have been arrested.

According to the report from the police officials, Ganesh from Berhampur in Odisha had loaded the Gutka into the lorry at Kolkata. The lorry was to go to Vuyyuru. The buyer was from that town. 

While the buyer was checking material at Pamarru, the police caught and arrested them.

When the lorry reached Pamarru, Kantarao asked the driver to stop lorry for physical checking. His idea was to assess the quantity and then select the place where to unload the stock.

According to the report, the buyer has been in Gutka business for a long time. He had been in touch with the driver. 

"Meanwhile, our police raided and arrested them. Rs 10,30,000 worth gutka, 2 kg ganja, 3 mobiles, the lorry and the vehicle of Kantarao were seized. Both the accused have been arrested," the DSP said.

According to the official report, two more persons -- who loaded the stock into the lorry, and lorry owner are yet to be arrested. 

As per the report, lorry owner has full knowledge of the theft. He himself had ordered the driver to go and bring the stock. 

“Those two persons are yet to be found and arrested," the DSP added.

With inputs from Agency

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