The police on Wednesday seized around 50 kg of ganja from a car at Pannikkunnu in Mogral-Puthur village here.

On a tip-off, a team of narcotic cell sleuths led by Dy.SP K.A. Suresh Babu seized the ganja, valued around Rs. 7.50 lakh, around 10 a.m. and arrested a person identified as Jai Joseph, hailing from Rajakkad in Idukki. A senior official said the other occupants of the car managed to escape on seeing the police chasing their car.

Joseph was arrested under provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, he said, adding that the ganja appeared to have been brought from Tamil Nadu. — Staff Reporter