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Huge stock of cannabis seized

Bokajan, May 17 (AGENCIES) | Publish Date: 5/17/2020 9:16:16 AM IST

In a major development, the Khatkhati police have seized a huge consignment of banned Ganja from a container truck along Assam-Nagaland border here on Sunday. Police have also arrested two person including the driver and helper of the truck in connection.

As per reports, based on specific information, the police personnel manning the Khatkhati interstate police check-post over NH 39 intercepted the incoming truck bearing registration number AS 01HC 0068 and recovered cannabis concealed inside the vehicle. A total of 210 kilograms of cannabis wrapped in black tarpaulin were recovered from the truck. The approximate face value of the seized cannabis is estimated to be around INR 21 Lakh in the black market.

Police have arrested one Riju Rajbonshi of Nalbari and Pranjal Deka of Mangaldai in connection. A case under relevant section of NDPS Act has been registered against the duo and further investigation is on to ascertain the exact details of source and delivery of the seized item. There has been a recent spike in smuggling of banned drugs and goods of Burmese origin into Assam through Karbi Anglong. 

Most of the drugs from the infamous Golden triangle also enter Assam through Karbi Anglong. Earlier, the Dillai police manning the interstate police check post over NH 36 at Dillai recovered a huge quantity of Ganja concealed with other items of Burmese origin from a night bus back in September, 2019.

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