Sleuths of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) seized 425 kg of Ganja in the city and arrested two people in this connection.NCB Zonal Director A Bruno in a release here on Tuesday said the seizure was made last evening.
He said acting on specific information, a team of NCB officials intercepted a lorry at Madhavaram toll gate in North Chennai and seized 425 kg of ganja packed in 14 plastic bags from the possession of S Muthuraja and A Abdul Razak--both residents of Virudhnagar district.
The contraband packets were sourced from Andhra Pradesh, loaded in the lorry and covered with tarpaulin on top. The lorry was also carrying Alumina Hydrate from Vizianagaram in Andhra Pradesh which was bound to Thoothukudi.
The duo were booked under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985. Under the sections, the offenders would be punished for imprisonment up to 20 years with fine up to Rs two lakh. Further investigations were underway, Bruno said. (UNI)