In a major haul, Madurai City Police have seized 2,090 kg of ganja near Sattankulam in Thoothukudi district, which was being smuggled from Andhra Pradesh since Tuesday night. The narcotic substance was on its way to Sri Lanka.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Madurai North) B.K. Arvind said Madurai City Police were on a hunt for two ganja peddlers, identified as Rajkumar and Jayakumar.
Acting on a tip-off, a team of police from Keeraithurai checked vehicles on the Ring Road and intercepted a car. The police team found 40 kg of ganja in the vehicle, and arrested P. Rajkumar (33) of Ellis Nagar.
During interogation, he said that a huge stock of 2,000 kg of ganja was kept in a farm near Sattankulam.
The police team, led by Inspector G. Pethuraj, raided the farm and found the contraband kept in a pick-up van.
The police also rounded up five others, identified as K. Sukumaran (27) of Jeeva Nagar, R. Raja (33), P. Sudalaimani (21), M. Maheshkumar (29) and M. Muthuraj (26), all from Thoothukudi.
The police found that Jayakumar made arrangements to bring in the ganja from Andhra Pradesh and was selling it in the coastal areas of Thoothukudi thorugh one Aaron. They wre also trying to smuggle the narcotic substance to Sri Lanka.
The police are on the lookout for Jayakumar and Aaron.
Later, the police found a lorry, in which 50 kg of ganja was kept.
Besides, the three vehicles, the police also seized eight mobile phones, one modem and ₹25,000. They have booked a case under the provisions of the Nacroctics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.(The Hindu)
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