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The total weight of the seized ganja was 280 kgs. The excise team also seized two cell phones.

HYDERABAD: Excise sleuths busted a ganja peddling racket and arrested two persons at Sangareddy district on Sunday. The excise team seized 280 kgs of contraband worth Rs 50 lakh.
Acting on specific information, the excise team under the supervision of deputy commissioner, prohibition & excise, KAB Shastry conducted vehicle check at Patancheru toll plaza near Muthangi village in Sangareddy district.
The excise team intercepted a Mahindra Scorpio vehicle and arrested two persons travelling in it. “When we rummaged the vehicle, 140 packets of ganja. each weighing two kilos were found under the seats,” assistant prohibition and excise superintendent, D Gayatri said.
The total weight of the seized ganja was 280 kgs. The excise team also seized two cell phones.
The two arrested accused have been identified as Tulasiram, 32, resident of Govindpur Thanda in Zaheerabad mandal of Sangareddy District and B Tukaram, 21, resident of Ramatheertha village in Nyalkal mandal of Sanga Reddy District.
“During the interrogation, the accused confessed that the ganja was being transported from Odisha to Zaheerabad. The value of the seized ganja is about Rs 50 lakh in the grey market,” excise inspector Mohan Kumar said.
The investigators are analysing the messages and calls of the seized cell phones to identify the other accused involved in the peddling activity.

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