Mangaluru, Feb 6: In a successful operation, the sleuths of excise department raided a house at Jalligudde in the city and seized a huge quantity of ganja besides arresting three youths on Saturday.
The arrested ganja peddlers have been identified as Chandu alias Venkatesh from Jalligudde, Avinash from Padil and Naufal from Jalligudde.
A press release issued by the department said that it had seized 800 grams of ganja comprising 10 packets of 50 grams, 1 packet of 200 grams and 20 packets of 5 grams. The total worth of the seized ganja is said to be Rs 50,000.
The sleuths also recovered an electronic weighing scale, a sickle, a machete, a knife and five mobile phones from the same house.
The operation was carried out under the guidance of deputy superintendent of excise Dr Ashalata and under the directions of deputy commissioner of district excise department L A Manjunath.
Led by inspector Satish Kumar a team comprising deputy superintendent V Chandrappa, inspector Amarnath, S S Bhandary among others conducted the raid.