The Santacruz police arrested two women on Sunday for allegedly holding 4kg of marijuana. A probe found the women were supplied the drug and their job was to pack it in small pouches that will later be sold to college students by dealers in the area.
The police are now trying to trace the source of the consignment.
The police said both women, Lata Kale, 30 and Varsha Kale, 24, do not have criminal records, but some of their relatives have been arrested under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act in the past. The police said their probe found women got the drug from a man — they are now looking for him.
The Santacruz police acted after a tip-off about a consignment of drugs that was to be delivered in their jurisdiction. A team led by senior police inspector Shantanu Pawar laid a trap to catch the two women from Indira Nagar. Both women are residents of the area.
The seized drugs will be sent to the forensic lab at Kalina.
The women were been booked under relevant sections of the NDPS Act. They were arrested on Sunday morning, produced before a magistrate’s court and sent to judicial custody.