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PTI bhopal
Updated: 16-01-2019 20:50 IST

Ganja worth over Rs 1.45 crore

was seized in Indore Wednesday from an alleged drug smuggler,

who has been arrested, police said.

The mother of the accused, Pavan Dhiman, is also

suspected to be involved in the drug smuggling racket run by

her son, a senior police official said.

Acting on a tip-off, the narcotics wing of the Madhya

Pradesh police followed the 32-year-old drug smuggler, who

operated his racket under the guise of an auto-rickshaw driver

in Choti Gwaltoli locality in Indore.

Narcotics wing sleuths later reached his another house

in Kishanganj area in Indore district and during a raid there,

recovered 145.500 kg of ganja (cannabis), Deputy Inspector

General (DIG) Mahendra Singh Sikarwar said.

The seized drug is valued at Rs 1,45,50,000in the

international market, he said

Newly appointed Additional Director General of Police

(ADGP), Narcotics Wing, had directed the police to launch a

drive to nab drug smugglers which resulted in this catch,

Sikarwar said.

Dhiman used to sell drugs near schools and colleges

under the guise of an auto-rickshaw driver and it was

suspected his mother is also involved in the racket, the DIG


A case under relevant sections of the Narcotic Drugs

and Psychotropic Substance (NDPS) Act was registered and

further investigation was on, he added.