In the third seizure of ganja by the Narcotics Control Bureau this month, the sleuths seized 308 kg of the contraband from a truck coming from Andhra Pradesh and arrested two persons on Tuesday night.
The NCB team, on checking the truck, found the ganja concealed in 12 plastic gunny bags and covered with 810 boxes of photocopiers. Following the seizure, two persons namely Maruthu Pandi (42) and Andi D (30), both residents of Madurai, were apprehended at the spot.
On enquiry, it was revealed that the narcotic substance was sourced from near Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, and was destined to Madurai for further distribution.
In the first week of February, the NCB had seized 191.5 kg of ganja from a vehicle coming from Andhra Pradesh at Kallikuppam toll plaza near Ambattur and arrested 3 persons.
In the second week of February, the agency had seized 661.5 kg ganja from a container near Vedaranyam in Nagapattinam district, which was also coming from Andhra Pradesh. Four persons were arrested and the contraband was supposed to be taken to Sri Lanka via sea route.