GOA: Pernem police arrested two Russian Aleksei Perevalov, 31, and Aleksei Rebriev, 41 for growing cannabis at a rented apartment in Mandrem on Monday. PI Jivba Dalvi told they received a tip-off two foreigners growing cannabis and selling it. The information was verified and accordingly a team was formed and a raid was carried on Monday afternoon at Gawdewada, Mandrem.
During the raid it was found that the Russians had a full-blown cannabis plantation in their apartment and a suitable environment was created using tubelights. The police also noted that it was a commercial plantation. “A total of five fully cultivated cannabis plants along with dry ganja weighing 2.5kg, all worth Rs 3.5 lakh have been seized under the NDPS act. Cash of Rs 25,000 was also recovered during the search,” Dalvi said.
An offence under sections 20(a)(i), 20(b)(ii)(A), and 25 read with Section 29 of the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act has been registered against the accused persons for cultivating cannabis, and against the owner of the house for allowing his premises to be used for the cultivation and thereby being a part of the conspiracy.The raiding team comprised Dalvi, PSI Praful Giri, PSI Harish Vaingankar, PSI Sanjit Kandolkar and constables Ravi Maloji, Anishkumar Poke, Vinod Pednekar, Sabaji Rawool, Devidas Malkar and Deepa Virnodkar.
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