Bengaluru: Ganja sent by parcel post to undertrials at Central Prison | Bengaluru News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Officials at Central Prison, Bengaluru, recently found ganja being smuggled inside through parcel post service as visitors are not allowed to meet prisoners because of Covid-19 curbs.
Parappana Agrahara police found two parcels with ganja were addressed to two undertrials. They were sent from a post office in Bengaluru where there were no CCTV cameras.
R Latha, chief superintendent of Central Prison, filed a police complaint which said around 12.35pm on December 25, the postman delivered two parcels for the inmates at the prison main gate. They were addressed to Kariyappa and Abhishek, both undertrials. “We found 10 grams of ganja in the parcel meant for Kariyappa and 150 grams in the one for Abhishek,” Latha said in her complaint.
The jail staff questioned both to find out who sent the parcels, but neither answered satisfactorily. Police registered a case against them under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act and are trying to trace the sender. 32kg ganja seized from peddler A 51-year-old peddler was arrested and 32kg of ganja worth Rs 7 lakh seized from him. Satyapradhan, a resident of east Bengaluru who belongs to Odisha, was nabbed at Indiranagar when many ganja consumers picked up in the recent past said they purchased the drug from him. Police said Satyapradhan would smuggle ganja from Odisha.