Two held in Bengaluru for selling marijuana

Henrietta Strickland
January 30, 2018

Rachappa a tenth-pass, came under the radar of the police a couple of months back when he filed for income tax returns, decaring Rs. 40 lakh as income for 2017-18.

The Bengaluru police on Monday arrested a 34-year-old migrant construction labour-turned-drug peddler, Ranga Rachappa, after he filed income-tax returns on his declared annual income of Rs 40 lakh.

Under the guise of being a construction labourer, this so called "tax payer", who has has studied till Class 10, ran a big drug-peddling racket that recruited poor youths, and earned crores of rupees, reported Times of India. The police who kept an eye on him for a few months, seized 26 kg of marijuana and nearly Rs 5 lakh in cash when they caught him red-handed. He also lived in a villa on Kanakapura Road paying Rs 40,000 monthly rent, owned a swanky vehicle and property in his village. The police have also seized his mobile phone and auto.

The police discovered that Ranga worked as a labourer when he first arrived in Bengaluru. The police said they got a tip-off that Rachappa and his gang members were meeting at a hotel with a consignment of contraband. As it turns out, much of Rachappa's income is allegedly drug money and was caught and arrested for peddling (selling) drugs. Meanwhile, the I-T department officials are now scrutinising Rachappa's I-T papers. He was rolling in cash and in 2013 quit his job as a day laborer and went full-time into drugs.As Per Police Initial Investigation Reports Says Rachappa sold around 30 kg ganja every month.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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