Around 570 kg of ganja, valued at Rs. 60 lakh, was seized and six persons were arrested near B.B. Patnam by the Rolugunta police on Tuesday.

On a tip-off, the police kept a watch on the movements of vehicles and caught six persons while they were allegedly making arrangements to transport ganja to Narsipatnam and from there to Tamil Nadu.

Eight other smugglers managed to escape.

The accused procured the ganja from Chintapalli and G.K. Veedhi areas in the Agency area of the district and packed it 18 gunny bags for transport.

The accused were produced in court, which sent them for remand.