The arrest of an autorickshaw driver in Bengaluru in August led the police on a drug trail that resulted in the unearthing of a huge haul — 1,350 kg of marijuana — across three districts in the State.
Around 1,200 kg of it was hidden in a secret chamber in a “sheep farm” in Kalaburagi.
It all started when the Seshadripuram police caught a 37-year-old autorickshaw driver allegedly selling marijuana in the last week of August, leading them to one of the biggest marijuana hauls ever.
Based on a tip-off , Seshadripuram inspector M.L. Krishnamurthy caught Jnanashekhar near Gayathri Nagar and seized 2.01 kg of marijuana from him. Jnanashekhar told the police that he was buying marijuana from Siddunath Lavate, 22, from Sindgi taluk in Vijayapura district.
A police team went to Sindgi and recovered 150 kg of marijuana from him. During questioning, Siddunath Lavate revealed the names of Naganath, 39, and Chandrakanth, 34, from Kalaburagi. It was here that they came across a secret…