2 arrested with drugs valued at Rs 30 lakh

New Delhi: Two men from Uttar Pradesh were arrested here and 500 kg of ‘ganja’ valued at Rs 30 lakh was recovered from them, police said on Tuesday.

The arrests and the seizure from a truck has led to an interstate gang of drug traffickers getting busted, Additional Commissioner of Police Rajiv Ranjan said.

The two men, Yogesh and Devender, were caught when they came to deliver the consignment under a flyover in Geeta Colony in east Delhi on Monday evening.

Yogesh, 24, is a driver from Agra, who came to Delhi from Odisha while Devender hails from Mathura, the officer said.

Yogesh got Rs 20,000 for each consignment he delivered.

“Devender and Yogesh came to the spot in the truck and were waiting for someone when they were identified by an informer,” the officer said.

A hiding place was discovered in the truck, between the driver’s cabin. A case has been registered under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.