Vedaranyam: The Coastal security police seized 34-kg of 'Ganja' allegedly meant for being transported to Sri Lanka via sea route and arrested one person in this connection at Arcotthurai coast near Vedaranyam on Saturday. The coastal security team that made the arrest was led by DSP Kalitheerthan. The contraband was being transported in two bags.
Police said acting on a tip-off, a coastal security police team led by DSP Kalitheerthan went to the Arcotthurai coast and secured a person who was waiting at the shore with two bags containing 34-kgs of the stuff. The man arrested was identified as C Balamurugan. The accused hails from Thamikkottai, Thanjavur. According to the Deccan Chronicle's report, the accused was waiting for a boat when he was arrested. The accused was taken into judicial custody.
They seized the bags and arrested C. Balamurugan of Thambikkottai in Thanjavur district, who was allegedly waiting for a boat to load the contraband. Later, he was remanded to judicial custody, police added. In April, the Delhi police arrested four people with heroin worth Rs 200 crore. The accused were identified as Mohammed Ismail, Mohammed Sufiyan, Manoj Das and Hashim. The contraband weighed around 50 kilograms.