from special correspondent
Mangaluru: A ganja peddler and two buyers were arrested near a college campus at Valachil on the outskirts of the city on Wednesday.
On receipt of a tip-off about the sale of ganja going on near the campus, the rural police team arrived and swooped on them. Saleem (36), sitting in an autorickshaw, was peddling the stuff. Manjunath (22) and Ranganath (22), arrived in an Alto car to buy it. All the three were arrested. Another accused, Jabbar aka 'Manga' Jabbar escaped and evaded arrest.
On being searched, they were found in possession of Rs 900 in cash, eight sachets of ganja weighing 40 gms, 1.10 kg of ganja leaves. All the materials, besides the rickshaw, the Alto car and mobile phones were seized from them.
The seized ganja was expected to fetch Rs 22,800 in the illegal market, said the police.