Two Russians arrested for growing cannabis in GoaPosted by On

PANAJI: Pernem police arrested two Russian nationals– Aleksei Perevalov, 31, and Aleksei Rebriev, 41– for allegedly growing cannabis at a rented apartment in Mandrem on Monday.
PI Jivba Dalvi told TOI they received a tip-off about two foreigners growing cannabis and selling it. The information was verified and accordingly a team was formed and a raid was carried out on Monday afternoon at Gawdewada, Mandrem.
During the raid it was found that the Russians had a full-blown cannabis plantation in their apartment and a suitable environment was created using tubelights, exhaust fans and other equipment to facilitate the proper growth of the plants. The police also noted that it was a commercial plantation.
“A total of five fully cultivated cannabis plants along with dry ganja weighing 2.5kg, all worth Rs 3.5 lakh have been seized under the NDPS act. Cash of Rs 25,000 was also recovered during the search,” Dalvi said.
An offence under sections 20(a)(i), 20(b)(ii)(A), and 25 read…

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