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