Five arrested in cannabis smuggling case
Visakhapatnam, Nov 27 (PTI): The Special Enforcement Bureau of Andhra Pradesh police arrested five people, including a father-son duo, in Visakhapatnam on Saturday in connection with alleged smuggling of cannabis through e-commerce site Amazon.
The SEB seized 48 kg of ganja from the main accused, according to its joint director S Satish Kumar.
The Bhind police in Madhya Pradesh recently busted the cannabis trade racket that used the online route to smuggle ganja from Visakhapatnam district. Amazon had said in a statement that it does not allow sale of illegal products through its platform and it was cooperating with the probe in the matter.
The SEB official said the duo used GST numbers of other firms to ship the contraband from Visakhapatnam.
Along with the father-son, the SEB arrested two pick-up associates and a van driver of Amazon, he added.
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