Assam: Ganja Weighing 109 Kg Found At Guwahati Railway Station
According to sources, the ganja was found in a large bag that was left unattended underneath a train seat. Sources added that the ganja was being smuggled out of Dimapur.
GUWAHATI: The Government Railway Police (GRP) on Wednesday found a significant amount of ganja at the Guwahati railway station in yet another significant find. Sources claim that a Howrah-bound Kamrup Express train that was parked there had ganja worth 109 kg in it.
The recovered marijuana is claimed to have a market value of about Rs 54 lakh. According to sources, the ganja was found in a large bag that was left unattended underneath a train seat. Sources added that the ganja was being smuggled out of Dimapur.
A Rajdhani express train carrying 21 kg of marijuana and 39 stolen mobile phones were intercepted by the GRP at the Guwahati railway station earlier yesterday. Prior to it, the GRP stopped a narcotics smuggling attempt by intercepting a large shipment of opium worth approximately ten lakhs off the Rajdhani express train headed toward New Delhi in Guwahati.
During the same week, the GRP also seized a sizable amount of marijuana, weighing about 42.32 kg.
According to sources, two more people were detained earlier this month when a car in Assam's Karbi Anglong district carrying heroin worth approximately Rs 18 crore was halted, according to a senior police officer.
The officers said that the arrests and seizure were carried out by a combined team of Assam Police and CRPF. A checkpoint was set up at Dilai Tiniali based on specific knowledge of a drug smuggling attempt, according to Karbi Anglong Superintendent of Police Sanjib Kumar Saikia.
Around 10.30 am, a pick-up van was halted for inspection, and during that time, 286 soap cases and 3.5 kg of heroin were found inside. According to him, the contraband is worth approximately Rs 18 crore. According to the SP, two people from the Barpeta district were detained in this regard. The consignment's destination was being investigated further, according to Saikia, who claimed the truck was coming from Manipur.