8 arrested with gutkha worth Rs. 54 lakh

Hyderabad: Commissioner Task Force apprehended eight persons from King Kothi area for indulging in gutkha business and its illegal transportation. Gutkha worth Rs 54 lakh which was being transported in two trucks was seized.

Commissioner’s Task Force DCP B. Limba Reddy told that Muthyam Suresh and Muthyam Ramesh are siblings and were distributors of gutkha. Earlier, they were distributing it in united AP. After prohibition they shifted their business to Bidar.

Besides the brother duo, police also arrested Chunchu Ramulu, 56, Gadde Narendra, 41, Obul Setty Hari Babu, 46, Kalal Balraj, 23, Mohd Kamran, 25, and Maddula Lakshmana Hanumanth Prasad, 49.

57 bags and 46 cartons containing gutkha, two trucks and 10 cell phones were seized from their possession. They were sent to judicial custody.