The nine arrested have been taken to Chennai, sources said, adding that they would be presented before the Poonamallee special court and later taken to Kerala.
Sources said that the BSF around 12.05 am heard a buzzing sound of a drone entering Indian territory near Churiwala Chusti village in Fazilka district.
More than a year and a half later, detectives on both sides of the border agree that the Sky ECC probe marked a turning point in the war against drug gangs.
Tamil Manila Congress (TMC) president GK Vasan has urged the State government to rein in online gambling and drug smuggling with an iron hand.
Sources said that these gang members indulged in extortion, drug smuggling, and other organised criminal activities to finance their nefarious designs.
Man who used morphed Aadhaar card in bid to courier drugs from Bengaluru to Australia nabbed in Chennai
The drug racket spreads across three states and the arrest of this 46-year-old native of Chennai would help unravel more such cases, said a top Customs official
On Wednesday, the Vijayawada city police filed a petition in the court seeking the custody of Venkateshan, hailing from Chennai, for further questioning.
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.
The incident happened in June 2018, when Arun, Ravi, and Sriram were on their way through the Batlagundu-Kodaikanal Road in Dindigul district in a vehicle.