Drug Smuggling To Pay DSC Coaching Fee
On Saturday, Secunderabad Railway Police arrested a 25-year old woman who wished to take coaching for District Selection Committee entrance exam. Why would they arrest a woman, just because she dreamed to take coaching for an exam? Well, the reason for her being arrested was, she tried to smuggle 100kg of ganja worth Rs 15 lakh through the Secunderabad station. Muthem Babitha was actually forced in to ganja smuggling because her husband, Ganesh, left her for another woman and Babitha was hoping to secure permanent work as a teacher so she could live on her own and she hoped to secure the job by taking coaching for the District Selection Committee entrance exam.
Muthem Babitha, an aspiring teacher from Vishakapatnam, was arrested with her cousin Sunil and another man named Bidyasagar. Babitha had completed a Bachelor’s degree in Education and wanted to take coaching for DSC entrance exam but she failed to raise the money needed to attend the coaching class as she was left stranded by her husband, that’s the only reason why she turned to smuggling drugs.
“Babitha is a degree holder and she wanted to secure a job. The drug smugglers took advantage of her financial situation,” Said an official from Secunderabad Government Railway Police.
As per The Hindu, all three who have been booked under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act were offered 5,000 each to carry ganja packed in 15-20kg packets, from Vishakapatnam in Andhra Pradesh to Sholapur in Maharashtra. “The latter would identify them at the railway station using the photos, collect ganja, pay the promised sum along with return ticket and leave,” Mr. Prasad, reports The Hindu.