The seized cannabis
The seized cannabis
FPJ

Indore:

Carrying out ​its first ​operation in 2021​​, ​​Directorate of​ Revenue Intelligence (DRI) ​seized ​1​,​534 ​k​g ​g​anja (Cannabis) in Raipur (Chhattisgarh)​, and arrested five persons.​ The estimated market value of the​ seized drug is Rs 3.07 cr​.​ ​

On the basis of specific intelligence, officers of DRI Madhya​ Pradesh-Chhattisgarh Unit intercepted a ​t​ruck ​with Andhra Pradesh​ registration number near Raipur (Chhattisgarh) on Monday. The truck​ was carrying Ganja (Cannabis). The contraband drug was concealed in​ the vehicle below ​bags of ​organic fertili​s​er.

It was difficult for officers to identify the truck in ​the cold and dark conditions of Sunday-Monday​ night​. The ​t​ruck was coming​ from Araku Valley of Andhra Pradesh and it was being escorted by a​ pilot car. The consignment of ​g​anja was going to Rahta in Maharashtra.​ Total five members of the cartel were intercepted and have been​ ​arrested under NDPS Act.

In current ​f​inancial ​y​ear DRI Indore Zonal Unit has ​so far seized​​ 5,842 ​k​g ​g​anja, with 21 arrests, exceeding the quantity of ​g​anja​ ​seized in previous ​f​inancial ​y​ear 2019-20​ - ​ 5​,​672 Kg with 16 arrests.

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