Ganja seized, nine arrested

The rural police in a raid at Lubbarthy village in the interior area of Koyyuru mandal, arrested nine persons, all labourers who were allegeldy transporting dry ganja to Rajahmundry, on Tuesday.
Each of the labourers were carrying a head-load of around 20 to 24 kgs and they trekked about 20 km to bring the contraband stuff from Rompula village to Lubbarthy. According to Circle Inspector of Koyyuru Police Station K. Mallikarjuna Rao, 36 labourers were ferrying the stuff and during the raid 27 of them and three smugglers who had hired them had escaped taking advantage of the terrain. A search is on for them.
The arrested were identified as Shaik Ajisha (30) of Nalgonda district, Shaik Bashir (25) of Nellore, P Sathibabu (25) of Narsipatnam, A Bapanna Naidu (23) Nathavaram mandal, Gemmeli Darababu (22) , S Chantibabu (22), Gunta Bujjibabu (19), P Kasibabu (20), P Srinu (20)of GK veedhi mandal. The three main accused Ammireddy Lakshmi of Rolugunta mandal and wife of one of the most wanted ganja smuggler Ammireddy Ramana, S. Govindu of Makavarapalem mandal and Murthy of Narsipatnam are absconding.