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SSB seizes marijuana worth Rs 13.15 cr, one held

IANS  |  Kolkata 

The Sashastra Seema Bal on Tuesday said it has seized 1,754 kg of marijuana worth Rs 13.15 crore in the international market and arrested a smuggler.

The border guarding force conducted a joint raid headed by its 17th Battalion troopers and Kolkata Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) and seized the consignment.

One smuggler, identified as 22-year-old Bijoy Roy, a resident of Cooch Behar district in West Bengal, was apprehended and 1,754 kg of marijuana at the estimated valued of Rs 13.15 crore in the international market was seized from his possession, an SSB official said.

The official said that the smuggler and the seized marijuana consignment was later handed over to the Kolkata NCB.



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First Published: Tue, July 11 2017. 16:52 IST