The city police on Monday arrested two suspects who were found smuggling ganja in a goods carrier into the city from Rajamahendravaram, Andhra Pradesh.
Following information, a special team of police personnel from Kothawalchavadi and North Beach mounted surveillance over Grand Northern Road near Red Hills and intercepted a mini truck on Sunday night.
The police said that there were 21 bags of ganja, weighing 42 kg, hidden inside huge loads of onion sacks. The police arrested two accused — Gnanaraj, 23 from Perambur and Purushothaman, 22 from Kodungaiyur — who were carrying the contraband on instructions from a dealer in Thiru Vi Ka Nagar.
The Red Hills police registered a case and remanded the duo under judicial custody.