Drug haul in Mazbat; 2 apprehended by Police
Acting on a tip off, the Mazbat Police apprehended two drug peddlers and seized a huge consignment of 221 kg cannabis (ganja)
TANGLA: Acting on a tip off, the Mazbat Police apprehended two drug peddlers and seized a huge consignment of 221 kg cannabis (ganja) while it was being carried in a Hyundai Xcent vehicle (AS01EW0141) at Rangapani area under Mazbat PS in Udalguri district along the Assam-Arunachal border on Sunday morning. According to reports, the consignment was enroute from neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh to Guwahati.
The arrested peddlers have been identified as Ratul Ali and Kahid Ali. Meanwhile, Mazbat Police have registered a case in this regard and arrested the accused and impounded the vehicle and are investigating the matter. Sources added that cannabis is cultivated in thick forest areas along the Assam-Arunachal border and Mazbat is often used as transit point to transport the contraband in small to occasionally large quantities to other parts of the State.