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Man held for carrying marijuana

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

A 23-year-old taxi driver was arrested from Central for allegedly possessing contraband worth Rs 4.40 lakh, police said today.

The accused, identified as Shahidoor Saiyad Ali Mandal, was arrested from Sion yesterday with 22 kg of marijuana in his taxi, in a trap laid by Anti-Cell (ANC) of the Police in Sion, they said.

Anti-Cell's unit carried out the arrest.

"We are investigating the source of the contraband and trying to find out about the accused's customers as well," Deputy Commissioner of Police (ANC) said.

An offence has been lodged against Mandal under relevant sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.

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First Published: Sat, September 16 2017. 14:13 IST