6 students held for trying to sell ganja in Hyderabad

By | January 31, 2019

As many as 38 kg of marijuana was recovered from the arrested students. One arrested person was a B.Tech graduate while another was a second-year polytechnic student and another person had discontinued intermediate.

Hyderabad: The Ranga Reddy district unit Prohibition and Excise department on Tuesday arrested half a dozen students on charges of attempting to sell marijuana in educational institutions.

As many as 38 kg of marijuana was recovered from the arrested students. One arrested person was a B.Tech graduate while another was a second-year polytechnic student and another person had discontinued intermediate.

Two more of them were pursuing B.Tech from an engineering college in Visakhapatnam. Another person studied up to Class 10 only. A person hailing from Nizamabad was absconding, said Assistant Excise Superintendent K Pavan Kumar.

The gang used to purchase the substance from Araku agency in Visakhapatnam for Rs 3,000 a kg and sell it for Rs 5,000 a kg in the city. The gang members were selling 100 grams of marijuana for Rs 2,000, he added. More