Bengaluru: Bengaluru police on Friday arrested a truck driver and recovered 110 kg of marijuana from his possession.

The police pretended to be big time ganja traders to nab the drug dealer.

After getting the police team run-around, the truck driver finally came on a video call and asked them to show money if they really wanted such a quantity, the police did what he said only then he decided to meet them.

According to the Rajgopal Nagar police the accused has been identified as 27-year-old Shivakumar alias Shiva, resident of Chikkaballapur district.

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A senior police officer added that Shivakumar’s job was to visit cities like Hyderabad, Tirupati, Vijyawada and Vizag to procure ganja from there and store it in his house in Chikkaballapur.

The police team had placed an order of nearly 17 kg from him after which he was caught.

"We were stunned to see the way he had managed to store it in his house. It can only be done by a lot of experience as a professional smuggler," the police said.

Police said that the accused used to transport marijuana hidden in his vegetable supply truck from Chilkkaballapur to Bengaluru, which is 50 km afar.