Coimbatore: A 28-year-old man was arrested by Thudiyalur police with 1.1 kg of marijuana at Vellakinar.
Police said the accused, N Ravi Chandrababu, 28, had already done time in prison in a few drug-peddling cases and had been released from prison recently.
Ravi was unmarried and told police that he peddled marijuana for a livelihood.
On Saturday evening, Thudiyalur police sub-inspector Kuppuraj and his team got a tip-off that a person was roaming near Vellakinar railway tracks. A police team apprehended him and seized the huge cache of marijuana.
In his statement, Ravi told the police that he bought the contraband from two sellers from Madurai district and Kerala. A hunt is on to find the whereabouts of other peddlers involved in the racket.
The accused was remanded to judicial custody.


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