TANGLA, April 16: The Udalguri Police acting on a tip off, on Saturday night intercepted one truck carrying empty LPG cylinders and seized a consignment of suspected cannabis at Lalpool area under Lalpool Police outpost in Udalguri. According to a police source, after getting an input over the movement of the suppliers through the National Highway-15 in the district, the police swiftly intercepted the truck bearing registration number AS-25-AC-9489. On thorough searching, the police team recovered 74 kg of suspected cannabis which was well packed in plastic bags. Meanwhile four persons have been apprehended in this connection. They have been identified as Ripon Baglary (26), resident of Landangpara in Udalguri, Biru Boro(18), resident of Nichlamari under Orang Police Station in Udalguri, Ronsai Goyari(26), resident of Kathpuri under Orang Police Station in Udalguri, Arbin Daimary(24), resident of Kathpuri under Orang Police Station in Udalguri. Police informed that the consignment was on the way from Kalaktang of Arunachal Pradesh.
The organised cultivation and harvesting of ganja in Arunachal Pradesh for commercial purpose has been an emerging trend. The district has been used as a transit-point by the network of organized drug peddlers.