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1,335 kg of ganja concealed in rice husk seized in Telangana

PTI
Published Jan 21, 2020, 1:28 pm IST
Updated Jan 21, 2020, 1:28 pm IST
The cannabis was being smuggled to Bidar from Bhadrachalam
The cannabis load was being transported to Bidar, Karnataka.
 The cannabis load was being transported to Bidar, Karnataka.

Hyderabad: Over 1,300 kg of cannabis, also known as ganja, valued at Rs 2 crore in the grey market, was seized on the outskirts of Hyderabad, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) said on Tuesday.

Acting on specific intelligence, personnel of the DRI's Hyderabad zonal unit intercepted a lorry carrying a load of paddy husk at the Pedda Amberpet toll plaza on Monday.

 

They found several bags of ganja concealed inside the load of paddy husk, a press release from DRI said.

A total of 1,335.4 kg of cannabis, whose approximate value was Rs 2 crore, have been seized under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985, it said.

The driver of the vehicle, along with an associate who was travelling in the lorry, said during the investigation that the ganja was loaded near Bhadrachalam in Telangana and was being transported to Bidar in Karnataka.

The two men have been arrested and an investigation is in progress.

 

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