The Whitefield division police in Bengaluru arrested eight persons on Monday for selling ganja to techies, college students and construction workers.
Police raided a rented house in Seegehalli near KR Puram after receiving information about ganja being cultivated there.
The banned substance was harvested in the open space in front of the house a few months ago and the police seized 36 kgs of the substance during the raid.
Two persons, Ravi (38) and Ahmed (60), were identified as the suppliers who would leave the city while the six other suspects used to distribute it to people within the city by staying in the rented house, reported Deccan Herald.
In addition to the ganja harvested in their front yard, the accused were also bringing ganja from Assam, Bihar, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, to sell in small quantities in the city.
Police officials investigating the case confirmed that they were selling ganja in Marathahalli, Kadugodi, KR Puram, Whitefield and HAL police station limits.
Along with Ravi and Ahmed, who are both from Kolar; Gagan Kumar (21) from Odisha, Bijay Naik (30) and Kumar Biswas (34), both from West Bengal; Nithesh (40) and Imran (36), both from Yelahanka, and Anil Kumar (25) from Yeshwantpur, were also arrested, reported the Deccan Herald.
In an earlier raid, Bengaluru police had arrested 13 persons three years ago in Whitefield and seized 61 blots of LSD, 12 gms of MDMA, 4.5 gms of hashish and one and a half kg of ganja, according to a report in the Deccan Chronicle.