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Mumbai woman held for peddling 18 packets of ganja near Churchgate college

Mumbai city news: Each packet contained 450g of the drug

mumbai Updated: Jul 15, 2017 00:20 IST
Jayprakash S Naidu
Mumbai police are cracking down on peddlers operating near educational institutions as part of their campaign against drugs.
Mumbai police are cracking down on peddlers operating near educational institutions as part of their campaign against drugs.(HT File Photo)

The anti-narcotics cell (ANC) of the Mumbai police crime branch arrested a 40-year-old woman selling ganja near a college at Churchgate station on Thursday.

“We are cracking down on peddlers operating near educational institutions as part of our campaign against drugs. Our men arrested Malan Venkatesh Kale, 40, while they were patrolling the area,” said ANC chief DCP Shivdeep Lande.

“We were patrolling the area outside schools and colleges in the afternoon when we spotted Kale on Sipahi Molani Road. On frisking her, we found 18 packets of ganja containing 540 grams of the drug,” said senior inspector Santosh Bhalekar, from ANC’s Azad Maidan unit.

Kale lives in a slum pocket in Churchgate near Ahilybai holkar bus stop. She was produced before a magistrate court on Friday and remanded in judicial custody.

Police are trying to ascertain if she has a prior criminal record.