Late on Thursday, Hyderabad police apprehended more than Rs 1.78 crore in unaccounted cash from two NRIs residing in Dubai at Asif Nagar. The two admitted to the police that they were carrying the cash in order to buy a piece of city real estate.
At Mangalhat, South West Zone police conducted a search on Thursday and found two kilograms of ganja.
According to DCP South West B Bala Swamy, their teams stopped two cars during vehicle checks and discovered Rs 1,78,30,000 in cash inside.
The two individuals, identified as Mohammed Shahnawazuddin and Mohammed Shabuddin, who are siblings from Hyderabad who have relocated to Dubai, informed the police that they were carrying money to purchase a home. However, police confiscated the cash and gave it to the Income Tax department for additional investigation because they were not carrying any pertinent documents.
Although the seized money did not appear to have any connection to the elections, police discovered that the individuals had visited the city two weeks prior.