Four persons were arrested on the charges of possessing ganja from different parts of the district on Tuesday and Wednesday. Police sources said about 300 grams of ganja were seized from their possession.

Of the accused, M. Kuppusamy was picked up from Dharapuram, P. Karuppasamy and I.Murugan from Vellakoil, and T. Pachalingam from Udumalpet.

All of them were remanded in judicial custody under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.

14 held for gambling

A total of 14 persons were arrested on the charges of gambling in the raids conducted across the district on Tuesday night and in the early hours of Wednesday. Of them, S. Jemini and seven others were picked up from Dharapuram and S. Muthuratinam and five others from Mulanur, all under various sections under Tamil Nadu Gambling Act.

A sum of Rs 20,000 was seized from them. All of them were later released on bail.