Ganja worth Rs 2 cr seized, seven arrested

Visakhapatnam: Seven persons were today arrested and a consignment of 2,100 kg of ganja (cannabis) worth around Rs two crore was seized from them near here, police said.

Visakhapatnam Rural Police with the help of CRPF personnel seized the contraband at Sangabandha area under G Madugla police station limits.

“Acting on a tip-off, the police team conducted a surprise raid and seized the stock of ganja from the seven accused, who were making all the arrangements to transport the contraband to parts of Tamil Nadu,” Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Paderu division, K Sasi Kumar said.

The accused were identified as A M Swami, Muttu, Shyam, Mayee, Irulandi, Ubederan, all of them from Tamil Nadu, and one local trader G Nooka Raju, he said.

The main accused in the case B Nooka Raju, who allegedly procured the contraband from parts of Visakhapatnam, is at large.

“The police are on a lookout for B Nooka Raju and his associate K Raju Kumar,” Sasi Kumar said.