Assam: GRP Recovers Ganja Worth Lakhs From Train
As per sources, the personnels found approximately 40kg of cannabis from a train.
GUWAHATI : Despite sincere efforts by the state administration, and tons of cases registered against drugs seizures, few culprits are still carrying out the illegal activities in and around the state.
An episode took place on Wednesday, in Guwahati Railway Station that led to seizure of contraband. In a massive haul by the Government Railway Police (GRP), huge package of illicit ganja has been recovered from a train.
As per sources, the GRP personnel found approximately 40kg of cannabis from a train. The illicit drugs were seized from Vivek Express which arrived in Guwahati city from Dimapur station on Wednesday morning. The police could not arrest the culprits as the cannabis was recovered unattended.
The ganja is suspected to be worth Rs 20 lakhs, and was packed in two separate bags inside the train. However, police officials stated that investigation is on regarding the matter in order to nab the source of smuggling.
It has been informed that the ganja was smuggled from Dimapur and was approaching towards Kanyakumari. Nonetheless, the concerned department successfully seized the illicit items in Guwahati before reaching its actual destination.
This is not the first episode of smuggling that has been registered from Guwahati Railway Station. In the month of January itself, the GRP recovered 109 kg of ganja from Kamrup Express train, while it was stationed at Guwahati railway station.
As per the market value, the cannabis were approximately worth Rs 54 lakhs. The ganja were packed firmly inside a sort of backpack, and was hidden under a seat inside the train.
In another incident, Guwahati police successfully busted a drug racket on 20th of January, Friday.
The cops seized 320 kg of cannabis from a truck and nabbed one from Dispur. The arrested person is a resident of Tripura and has been identified as Thongiya Mog. According to the reports, the seizure was made on 19th January night from a truck. A special team of Guwahati police headed by Joint Commissioner of police, Partha Pratim Mahanta conducted the operation.
Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma appreciated the effort, through his Twitter handle. Sarma mentioned in his tweet that, the truck's employees had secretly packed the contraband in a hidden chamber inside the vehicle. The cannabis were supposed to be delivered in Assam. 'Excellent Work @assampolice. Keep it up' , tweeted the CM.
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