Ganja worth Rs 2.66 lakh seized in Udupi

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Mangaluru, Feb 5 (PTI) Three people have been arrested on charges of trying to sell ganja and over Rs 2.66 lakh worth of the narcotic substance seized from them in Udupi district, police said on Friday.

The arrest and seizure were made near Manipal on Thursday during an operation by the police to nab the peddlers on a tip-off that ganja from Maharashtra was being brought for sale there, they said.

Besides ganja worth Rs 2.66 lakh, the auto rickshaw used by the accused was also seized.

The operation was led by Udupi district superintendent of police Vishnuvardhan, additional SP Kumar Chandra and DySP Sudhakara Naik with police personnel from Manipal. PTI MVG VS VS