Updated: January 9, 2022 2:20:01 pm
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) Saturday seized over 369 kg of ganja after a car was intercepted by the officials at the Karanodia Toll Plaza in Chennai.
A statement from the department informed that following inputs received by officials on January 8, two cars were intercepted and the contraband substance was found concealed in 172 packets. Three persons were apprehended from the spot.
Upon further investigation, seven others were held.
Amit Ghawate, the IRS Zonal Director of NCB, Chennai Zone, said, “They were found to be hiding in a lodge at Trichy for taking delivery of the drugs. Sustained surveillance at multiple locations was pivotal in their identification. These seven are receivers, financers and distributors of two drug syndicates.”
The department added that two drug cartels based in Madurai and Theni procured the drugs from Andhra Pradesh and the major portion of the seized Ganja was to reach Sri Lanka via coastal route while the remaining was meant local distribution.
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