392.79 Kg Cannabis Worth Rs 78.5 Lakh Seized By DRI

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  • 392.79 kg of cannabis worth Rs. 78 Lakh seized.
  • DRI’s Indore zonal unit has seized approximately 6,300 kg cannabis in a year.
  • Reportedly, surveillance was mounted for the suspected vehicle.

Indore: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) conducted a strict drive against the illicit trafficking of cannabis in Indore on Wednesday. The team confiscated 392.79 kg of cannabis and arrested one person. Officials said that specific intelligence was gathered by the DRI unit that a person would be transporting a huge quantity of cannabis concealed in a truck having cover cargo as CNG gas cylinders.

Accordingly, surveillance was mounted for the suspected vehicle and officers of the DRI unit of Indore intercepted a truck with a registration number of Maharashtra near Indore. Upon searching it, packets containing cannabis weighing 393 kg worth Rs 78 lakh were recovered and seized. The driver of the vehicle admitted his role in the possession and transportation of cannabis. He was arrested under the NDPS Act and produced before the NDPS court of Indore.

Further investigations are in progress in this NDPS case. In the current financial year, officers of DRI’s Indore zonal unit in various operations seized approximately 6,300 kg of ganja (cannabis), 58 kg of foreign-origin gold, 4,545 kg of foreign origin silver, 8 lakh sticks of smuggled cigarettes and Cash worth Rs 4 crore.

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