Ravet/Mahalunge, 14th January 2024: In a significant crackdown on narcotics, the anti-narcotics squad of the Pimpri-Chinchwad crime branch seized a substantial amount of ganja, resulting in the arrest of three individuals. The operation, conducted on Friday night at Mhaske Basti, Ravet, proved successful in intercepting a major drug trafficking attempt.
Krishna Maruti Shinde (27), Akshay Barku More, and Hanumant Bhausaheb Kadam (35) all of Ahmednagar, have been arrested by Ravet Police Station.
The Anti-Narcotics Squad received information about three individuals acting suspiciously on the BRT road at Mhaske Wasti in Ravet, believed to have ganja. A successful police operation ensued, leading to the detention of Krishna, Akshay, and Hanumant. The authorities seized a substantial 25 kg 691 grams of ganja, valued at Rs 25 lakh 69 thousand 100, along with a car, four mobile phones, and Rs 1600 in cash, totalling Rs 30 lakh 55 thousand 700.
Interrogations of the arrested individuals revealed that the ganja was procured from Vasant Dukle (Resident of Dharashiv). A case has been registered against Vasant and Saurav, with indications that the ganja was intended for sale to Sourav Nirmal (Resident of Chikhali). Ravet police are actively investigating the connections and the larger network involved in the drug trade.
Simultaneously, in another operation at Kurali, the anti-narcotics squad arrested two individuals attempting to sell ganja. This action, occurring on Saturday afternoon, resulted in the seizure of 20 kg of ganja with a street value of Rs 20 lakh 79 thousand 600.
The arrested individuals are Sunnydeval Siddhanath Sharma (21) and Sunnydeval Bhagwandas Bharti (23) both residents of Kurali.
Acting on the received information, the police laid a trap at Kurali on the Pune-Nashik highway, detaining Sunnydeval Siddhanath Sharma and Sunnydeval Bhagwandas Bharti. The seized contraband, weighing 20 kg 196 grams, along with two mobile phones, is believed to have originated from their accomplice, Rajesh Kumar.
A case has been registered against Rajesh Kumar, and the Mahalunge MIDC police are actively pursuing the investigation to dismantle any potential drug distribution networks associated with these arrests.