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461 kg ganja smuggled from AP seized, 2 held

City police seized a huge haul of ganja weighing around 461 kg near Red Hills. The ganja was smuggled from Andhra Pradesh hidden behind onion bags in a mini truck.

461 kg ganja smuggled from AP seized, 2 held
Mini truck used to smuggle ganja


The vehicle was intercepted at the check post at Padianallur. Growing suspicious after the driver gave contradictory replies to their queries, the police personnel checked the vehicle. They found ganja hidden amid onion bags and seized it. The contraband weighed around 461 kg. The driver was identified as M Vignesh (28) of Madurai. Based on his inputs, a car that followed the truck was also intercepted. Two men in the vehicle, including the truck owner, G Arunpandian (31) of Madurai, were arrested. However, the car driver was not detained after the police found out that he was not part of the gang.

Investigation revealed that they had bought the contraband in Andhra Pradesh and were planning to distribute it to peddlers in Madurai. Apart from ganja and the vehicle, Rs 38,000 was also seized before they were remanded in judicial custody under NDPS Act.

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