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Chg police seize 1500 kg cannabis worth Rs 1 crore; two held

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

In a major haul, 1500 kg cannabis, worth Rs 1 crore, was today seized from a truck in insurgency-hit district in Chhattisgarh, police said.

Police arrested the of the truck and his associate, both residents of Dinajpur district of West Bengal, who they suspect are part of an inter-state narcotics smuggling racket.

"There was information about supply of the contraband from Odisha via following which local police swung into action," Superintendent of Police Abhishek Pallav told

A truck was intercepted during checking of vehicles under station limits and around 1500 kgs of was seized from it, he said, adding that the contraband was found packed in plastic bags that were concealed inside the truck.

The arrested duo are identified as Jagnath Das and Swapan Adhikari, Pallav said.

As per preliminary investigation, the seized worth Rs 1 crore and was being supplied from Odisha to West Bengal, he said.

A case has been registered in this connection, the SP said.

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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 19:30 IST