At Mahishal near Miraj, a team of Belagavi District Crime Branch arrested Ashfaq Mainuddin Mulla of Miraj and seized 40 kg of Ganja from his Swift car.
Police also seized 78 kg of cannabis stored near the pump house of Mahishal Jat Water Supply Scheme and a vehicle used for transporting cannabis fromWasim Sheikh.
Ashfaq Mainuddin Mulla had managed to escape at this time. After the action taken by Chikodi police, the case was handed over by the district police.
His team later arrested Ashfaq Mainuddin Mulla and seized cannabis. Sixty packets of cannabis weighing two kilograms were valued at Rs 24 lakh. A Swift car and a two-wheeler were also seized by the police.
The total value of the items seized by the police was Rs 28,500,000. Ashfaq was importing cannabis from two persons in Warangal and Hyderabad in Telangana state.
Ashfaq has confessed to selling cannabis in Miraj, Sangli and Chikodi, Belagavi and Dharwad areas of Karnataka.