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Eight persons were arrested after 146kg ganja, worth about Rs 7.30 lakh, was seized from their possession in East Godavari district, police said on Sunday.
Eight persons were arrested after 146kg ganja, worth about Rs 7.30 lakh, was seized from their possession in East Godavari district, police said on Sunday.

Eight persons were arrested after 146kg ganja, worth about Rs 7.30 lakh, was seized from their possession in East Godavari district, police said on Sunday.

Acting on a tip-off, a police team yesterday intercepted two cars near GIET College in Rajanagaram area and found 146kg ganja packed in small packets inside the vehicles.

The packets, each carrying about 2kg of the contraband, Rs 12,200 cash, 12 mobiles phones and the two cars were seized by the police.

The eight persons inside the two cars were also arrested, police said.

The ganja was allegedly being transported from Visakhapatnam to Hyderabad and from there the peddlers intended to take it to New Delhi for sale, they said.

The seized ganja has a market value of about Rs 7.30 lakh, they said.

A case has been registered and those arrested have been remanded in judicial custody, police added.