Rs 16 Lakh Worth Ganja Seized in Kothagudem, Three Arrested

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Kothagudem, Telangana: Excise personnel seized Rs 16 lakh worth of dry ganja being transported in a car at Morampalli Banjar in Burgampahad mandal in the district on Saturday.

Assistant Excise Superintendent Karamchand in a statement said that the Hyderabad Task Force, Khammam AC Enforcement, Kothagudem district Task Force, and Bhadrachalam excise station officers and staff conducted vehicle checks at Morampalli Banjar based on a tip-off.

While conducting vehicle checks, a car was found moving suspiciously. When the excise personnel tried to stop it, the driver did not stop the vehicle and drove a short distance before hitting a two-wheeler and an auto rickshaw and stopping on the side of the road.

On inspection, 63.5 kg of ganja was found in the car. Two accused, Tulsiraman and Ganesh Kumar of Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh, were caught, while another accused, Asaruthin of Tamil Nadu, escaped. The accused were transporting the cannabis from the Andhra-Orissa border to Chittoor.

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