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Approximately 5000 kgs of ganja seized in Ri Bhoi, one held

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SHILLONG, MAR 4: In a huge cache, nearly 5,000kgs of ganja was seized in Ri Bhoi district on Sunday night. The police have made one arrest so far.

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District SP Jagpal Singh Dhanoa on Monday informed that the seizure was made during a joint intensive naka checking by Ri Bhoi DEF and E/67 Battalion of the CRPF at Lad Umsaw after receiving credible information that a truck (NL 01-AH-5853) was suspected of carrying illegal contraband.

Approximately 5000 kgs of ganja seized in Ri Bhoi, one held

The checking was in place as a run up to the Lok Sabha elections. The vehicle was detained at the said naka along with the named suspect after observing all formalities under the provision of NDPS Act and in the presence of the independent witnesses the vehicle was searched and 280 packets of suspected Ganja (Marijuana) was recovered,” he said while adding that preliminary test of the suspected contraband was conducted it gave a positive result for Ganja (marijuana), weighing 4,746. 409 Kgs.

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