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220 kg ganja seized, 3 Maharashtra men held

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

In a major haul, weighing 220 kg was seized and three men hailing from were arrested for alleged trafficking of the

Acting on a tip-off, sleuths intercepted a speeding along Andhra Pradesh-highway, north of Chennai and an inspection revealed concealment of 220 kg of in the vehicle, an NCB release here said today.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the car was proceeding towards the city from and the vehicle's registration number was fake.

Sheik Ansar, Sheik Ahmed, and Sushil Thakrae hailing from Amaravati district of were arrested for alleged trafficking, it said.

During interrogation, the accused confessed that the was trafficked allegedly on the directions of a person identified as Israeli, who supplied to various places on demand.

Further investigation is on, NCB officials said.

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First Published: Sat, August 11 2018. 15:50 IST