Hyderabad: The West Zone Task Force on Monday nabbed three persons, including two women, and seized 21 kilos of marijuana from them at Mangalhat here.
The arrested persons were identified as Mahipal Singh, 33, Sheela Bai, 35, and Raj Kumari, 40, all residents of Mangalhat. Another suspect, Ravi, 25, is absconding.
According to the police, Mahipal Singh was a tenant of Raj Kumari, while Sheela bai and Raj Kumari were friends. About nine months ago, Sheela Bai was arrested by the Excise and the Mangalhat police in a similar case. She was released recently.
“After being released from jail, she informed Kumari that by selling drugs, they could make money easily,” police said, adding that Kumari agreed and got Mahipal Singh too to join them. Singh then roped in his relative Ravi as well.
Ravi procured marijuana from Warangal and Visakhapatnam and stored it at Mahipal Singh’s house before selling it and they shared the profits, police said.
“About a week ago, Ravi procured 21 kg of marijuana from Visakhapatnam and handed it over to Mahipal Singh. The three were nabbed while selling the drug,” officials said.