Chennai: The anti-drug trafficking wing of Tamil Nadu police on Friday seized 44 kg of ganja smuggled from Andhra Pradesh to the city. Two persons were arrested.
The arrested persons were identified as D. Padithurai (37) of Uttamapalayam in Theni and M. Sillo Sahadev (21) of Visakhapatnam.
According to the police sources, the anti-drug trafficking wing had received a tip-off about the smuggling of cannabis into Chennai from Andhra Pradesh. Based on the information, DSP Purusothaman and his team conducted a vehicle check near Padi flyover.
The police team stopped a bus belongs to Andhra Pradesh government that originated from Visakhapatnam. During a search in the bus, the police found 44kg ganja worth Rs 8 lakh in the bus and arrested Padithurai and Sahadev.
During the investigation, it was revealed that the duo had allegedly procured the contraband in Visakhapatnam for Rs 4 lakh. “They were intended to sell the cannabis for Rs 8 lakh in Theni and surroundings,” the police said. The police registered a case and further investigation is on.