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Hojai Police seized 177 kg of ganja; four arrested

Hojai Police authorities recovered a total of 177 kg of cannabis

Hojai Police

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  27 April 2022 7:06 AM GMT

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HOJAI: Hojai Police authorities recovered a total of 177 kg of cannabis from the Agartala-Madhya Pradesh Habibganj Rani Kamlapati Express train in two separate raids based on a tip from sources. According to the Hojai Police Department, the seized cannabis was collected in two separate operations. The Hojai Police seized around 65 kg of cannabis from the train in the first operation, and after receiving information that more cannabis was being smuggled, they contacted the Nagaon Police and launched a joint operation at the Chaparmukh Railway Station, where they recovered 112 kg cannabis from the same train. The ganja was hidden in a box in a train coach's washroom by the smugglers. According to accounts, the police had to bust the box open with cutting machines and hammers in order to extract the ganja.

Meanwhile, Uttam Kumar Chauhan of Bogarighat, Atul Chauhan and Karuna Nidhan Mishra of Kheroni Bagishadubi of West Karbi Anglong district and Suraj Chauhan of Manduli (Lanka) of Hojai district have been identified as the four arrestees. All of them are currently being held in Hojai police custody and are being questioned about the incident. The four arrests were made while the train was stopped at Dhalpukhuri in Hojai district and Chaparmukh stations in Nagaon district.

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