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Four engineering students held for smuggling ganja in Chennai | Chennai News

CHENNAI: Four engineering students were arrested for smuggling and selling ganja to youngsters at Virugambakkam.
Police raided the house where the group was staying and seized 5kg of ganja from their possession. A magistrate court remanded the four in judicial custody. Inquiries revealed that all four students, hailing from Andhra Pradesh, were studying B Tech at a city college and they took a house on rent at Virugambakkam.
The accused — Dharma Teja, 21, of Krishna district, V Jagadeesan, 21, Prakasam district, V Seetharaman, 21, of Vijayawada and S Gowtham, 23, — would sell the contraband to youngsters and teenagers in city schools and colleges, police said.
Based on a specific tip, the Prohibition Enforcement Wing from T Nagar raided a house in Kumaran Colony in Vadapalani and found ganja sachets hidden there. Further inquiries revealed that the students staying in the house smuggled the contraband from Andhra Pradesh to peddle in the city.
The PEW wing police, after conducting preliminary inquiries, handed over the four to the Virugambakkam police station. Police seized four mobile phones from them.
Meanwhile, the Nazarethpet police have arrested two people for smuggling gutka products in a car into the city. As much as 141kg banned tobacco products and the car used for the offence were seized from the accused, identified as J Aslam, 27, and S Ibrahim, 30, of Vellore district. They were remanded in judicial custody on Friday.
In yet another incident, the Avadi police arrested two men for peddling 1.3kg ganja in an autorickshaw.
The accused — M Mohanra, 22, of Avadi and S Arif, 24, — were secured near a check-post at Avadi on Friday and remanded in judicial custody.

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