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Assam: Marijuana Worth 19 Lakh Seized, One Held

The seizure has been made by a joint operation team including the Radhanagar Battalion of Assam Rifles and Ratabari police station.

Assam: Marijuana Worth 19 Lakh Seized, One Held

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  27 Jan 2023 5:13 AM GMT

GUWAHATI : Despite several efforts by the state administration, and tons of cases registered against drugs seizure, few culprits are still carrying out the illegal activities in and around the state.

On 24th of January, Tuesday, Assam Rifles recovered a huge amount of Marijuana worth Rs 19 lakhs from Assam's Karimganj district. The cops arrested one individual in the same regard from Karimganj's Rongpur area.

The seizure has been made by a joint operation team including the Radhanagar Battalion of Agartala sector Assam Rifles along with Ratabari police station. As per sources, the task has been carried by a collab team constituting Assam Rifles, Police personnels, Custom Unit and LCS Champhai.

The entire team carried out the operation based on a prior secretive information. The seized consignment was later submitted in the hands of Custom unit on Tuesday.

An episode took place on 25th of January, Wednesday, in Guwahati Railway Station. 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 personnels found approximately 40kg of cannabis from a train. The illicit drugs were seized from Vivek Express which arrived in Guwahati city from Assam's Dimapur district on Wednesday morning.

The police could not arrest the culprits as the cannabis were 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.

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