2 truck drivers held with 2,223 kg marijuana in Gurugram

2 truck drivers held with 2,223 kg marijuana in Gurugram

Two truck drivers were arrested in Gurugram here after the recovery of over 2,223 kgs of marijuana from a truck, police said

Two truck drivers were arrested in Gurugram here after the recovery of over 2,223 kgs of marijuana from a truck, police said on Monday. The accused were identified as Bhupender (34) and Omji (34), both residents of Kannauj district in Uttar Pradesh. They were smuggling marijuana worth crores from Orissa to Uklana in Haryana's Hisar, the police said. The accused were hiding the contraband inside bags of cottonseed. The duo had also struck a deal with their accomplice of Rs 4 lakh to supply the contraband to Uklana. 380 bags of cottonseed, 70 bags of marijuana (2,233.20 kgs) were recovered from their possession. "After getting a tip-off, a crime unit of Sector-10 Gurugram conducted a raid near the PanchgaonChowk on the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway and arrested the duo on Sunday at 11.30 pm," ACP (crime), Preet Pal Sangwan said. During the search, 70 gunny bags containing 2,223.20 kgs of marijuana were found concealed in a middle cavity of the vehicle, the ACP said. (IANS)

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