Stern action will be taken against those who consume and distribute ganja in Guntur district, warned Superintendent of Police Arif Hafeez here on Monday.
Police said the accused Ashok Kumar along with his associates are into ganja smuggling for the past few years.
Dundigal police who were on constant vigil to trace the absconding two accused, got a tip off a few days ago that Jahnavi moved to Narasaraopet.
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The petitioner (accused in the ganja case) contended that as the mandatory period of 180 days had expired and a chargesheet was not filed, he was entitled to statutory bail.
Meerpet police on Friday arrested seven persons including an assistant director in Tollywood for smuggling ganja from Bhadrachalam to Karnataka.
The prime suspects have been identified as D Bharathidasan (42) and P Suresh (40), residents of Arukatuthurai in Vedaranyam block.
Out of a total of 550 kg of ganja seized over the past one and a half years in the district, 370 kg was recovered from the Angamaly-Karukutty stretch of the NH 544.
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According to the police, a team was keeping a watch on the vehicles coming towards Nagapattinam on Tuesday morning after learning that the huge consignment of ganja was being transported.
Police said Vikas Jadhav and the arrested accused belong to Maharashtra and have been running the Ganja smuggling business from the agency area in Odisha to Maharashtra via Hyderabad.
The police said the banned drug was being transported from Rampachodavaram in Andhra Pradesh to Hyderabad.
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The gang members travelled using lorries and reached Patancheru bus stand on Saturday.