Visakhapatnam: Police on Monday seized 875 kilograms of dry ganja valued at Rs 43 lakh from the agency area here and arrested three smugglers transporting the contraband in a van.
Acting on a tip-off, the police seized ganja near Alluri Seethamaraju park on the outskirts of KD Peta area this morning, Sub-Inspector K D Peta Police Station, G Gopala Rao said.
The arrested trio was identified as V Teja of Koyyuru mandal, M Veerendra Prasad of Golugonda Mandal, and Kona Durga Prasad of Bolleddu village from East Godavari district.
Three cell phones were also seized from their possession, police said.
The accused had procured the ganja from Nerallabanda near Peddavalasa area here and were trying to transport it to Rajahmundry in East Godavari district.
A case has been registered under various sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act and the three will be produced in a court later in the day, police added.