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Telangana: Cannabis worth Rs 1.8 crore seized, two held

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Two people were arrested and over 900 kg of cannabis worth around Rs 1.8 crore was seized from them in the outskirts of Hyderabad, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) said in a statement on Saturday.

"The cargo lorry was intercepted by Hyderabad Zonal Unit. It was carrying around 944 kg of cannabis, packed in small packets and concealed under a load of tender coconuts. The value of the contraband is estimated at around Rs 1.88 crore," Additional Director General, DRI, said in a press note.

The contraband was said to be brought from a village near Bhadrachalam and was being transported to Sangareddy.

"Two persons including the driver found involved in the illegal transport of cannabis have been apprehended," read the statement.

The DRI officers had launched the operation after receiving intelligence that prohibited narcotic drugs were being illegally transported. The officers have also seized the cargo lorry used for transporting cannabis.

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First Published: Sat, June 15 2019. 18:24 IST