KAKINADA/RAJAMAHENDRAVARAM: The district police arrested seven individuals and seized 354 kg of ganja from them in two separate incidents on Monday. In the primary incident, the Kirlampudi police arrested three individuals and seized 120 kg of ganja value Rs 12 lakh from them. The accused have been recognized as Patan Sharif (26) of Chittoor district, S Masthan (21) and P Surendar of Koyyuru in Visakhapatnam district.
According to Sub-Inspector P Appala Raju, the trio was transporting ganja in a Bolero car from Narsipatnam to Chittoor by way of Kirlampudi solely to be delivered to an agent in Vijayawada. During car checks, the police intercepted the car at Krishnavaram Toll Plaza and located the contraband. The police arrested three individuals and seized 120 kg of ganja from them. In one other incident, Rajamahendravaram Three Town police arrested 4 individuals and seized 234 kg of ganja from them on the Fourth Godavari Road Bridge right here.
According to CI Okay Durga Prasad, appearing on a tip-off, the police carried out searches on the street bridge and intercepted two autos carrying ganja.Police arrested Rajesh, Satish, Durga Prasad and Leela Kumar and seized 4 cell phones from them. The ganja was wrapped in gunny baggage and being smuggled to Tamil Nadu in an auto. The accused have been despatched to judicial remand.