Indian police seize 142 kg cannabis bound for Sri Lanka
April 19, 2015 09:01 am
The Indian district police have detained under the National Security Act (NSA) two ganja smugglers who were arrested while attempting to smuggle 142 kg of ganja to Sri Lanka via sea route.
Stating that the accused – M. Pushpa Dhanraj (45) and A. Justin Diraviam (30) of Ariyankundu near Thangachimadam in Rameswaram – were habitual offenders engaged in drug trafficking,
Superintendent of Police N.M. Mylvahanan recommended that they be detained under the NSA.
Based on the recommendation, Collector K. Nanthakumar passed orders on Friday evening to detain the two under preventive detention, police sources said.
Mandapam Inspector of Police Dhanapal served the detention order on the two accused, lodged in the district jail here on Saturday. Later the accused were shifted to Madurai Central Prison, the Hindu reported.