VISAKHAPATNAM: The Prohibition and Excise officials recovered around 130 kg of ganja and arrested two persons who were smuggling the contraband from Agency area, here at Ganneruputtu village of G Madugula mandal on Monday. The arrested have been identified as K Phanindra and P Mahesh who reportedly managed to escape the police a few weeks ago. They are residents of G Magudula mandal.
According to G Madugula Excise inspector Ch Prasad, the Excise team intercepted a vehicle near Ganneruputtu and found 65 packets of ganja weighing 2 kg each in it and nabbed the accused. According to sources, the same gang of smugglers have escaped the police a few weeks ago.
Police said another person named Arjun who was operating the trade from G Madugula was still at large. As per police, Arjun had given the contract to Phanindra and Mahesh who would get `3,000 each for handing over of the ganja at Anakapalle. A case has been registered.