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Contraband worth Rs.1.25 cr seized

Contraband worth Rs.1.25 cr seized
(L) Excise team with the seized items and the accused (R) the hidden compartment inside the truck.
KOHIMA, SEP 11 (NPN) | Publish Date: 9/11/2020 1:17:20 PM IST

Excise personnel seized contraband ganja and suspected heroin worth about Rs. 1, 25,40000 in Kohima on September 10 and apprehended two persons.

In a press release, Excise department assistant commissioner (Zonal) Kohima, S Phyobemo Kikon, stated that a special team of Kohima excise, acting on a tip-off, intercepted a suspected truck (NL-02 L 3168) near Hydro along NH-29 on September 10 evening around 11: 30 p.m. 

On thorough search of the vehicle, the team detected a specially modified chamber on the front and rear side of the vehicle filled with contraband. Kikon said that contraband ganja neatly packed in 27 packets weighing 270 kgs and 240 soap cases filled with suspected heroin weighing around 2.4 kg were found during the search.

In this connection, the accused persons Akash Devnath (34) and Jahangir (24), both residents of Dimapur, were arrested for violation of NDPS ACT 1985, Kikon said, adding that the case was under active investigation.

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