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Man sentenced to 10 yrs in jail for smuggling cannabis in Mizoram

Press Trust of India  |  Aizawl 

A local court here sentenced a man to 10 years rigorous imprisonment Monday for cannabis, a said.

(ND and PS) also imposed a fine of Rs 2,000 on him, he said.

The said that this was the harshest punishment given to a possessor or a trafficker of in the state so far.

Thangliana, 33, a resident of Hrianghmun village in Mizoram, near the state's border with Manipur, was arrested by the officials in February last year with more than 22 kg of

He was from Kawlbem village near border to Aizawl when he was arrested.

Since the seized quantity of cannabis was classified as "commercial quantity" by the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, the accused was liable to be punished with an imprisonment of up to 20 years along with a fine of up to Rs 2 lakh.

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 18:15 IST
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