The Noida Police on Wednesday arrested two residents, one from Supertech Capetown in Sector 74, and the other belonging to ATS Paradise in Sector 4, high-rise residential societies located respectively in Noida and Greater Noida, on the charges of smuggling marijuana from Shillong to National Capital Region.
Kanv Ahuja, a resident of Supertech Capetown, earned a diploma in media management from Sydney in Australia in 2015. He borrowed Rs 8 lakh from a bank and started selling organic fruits. But he didn't find this business as charming as he was expecting a higher margin of income from it.
Later, he came into contact with a lady from Shillong who misguided him and urged him to smuggle marijuana to earn higher income in comparison to selling organic fruits. Influenced by her, he started smuggling marijuana from Shillong to Noida by rail routes.
Vimal Kumar, Circle Officer (3) of Noida Police informed that they arrested Kanv Ahuja and his friend Jaspreet Singh, resident of ATS Paradise, from their respective residences. Around 1.7 kg of marijuana and cash of Rs 2.36 lakh recovered from them. A Honda City car and vacant packets of marijuana were also recovered.
They were smuggling marijuana via railways from Shillong to Ghaziabad Railway Station and from there to their residences by private cars. They were selling it among college going youths and people going for parties. A case was registered against them under Section 8/20 of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS).