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Mumbai man gets eight years RI, fine of Rs1 lakh for smuggling 5kg cannabis

The convict was arrested eight years ago

mumbai Updated: May 09, 2017 13:57 IST
Jayprakash S Naidu
The man was carrying 5kg ganja worth Rs30,000
The man was carrying 5kg ganja worth Rs30,000(Ht File)

A 40-year-old man, who was caught nearly four years ago for smuggling 5kg cannabis or ganja in commercial quantity, has been convicted of the crime by a sessions court and sentenced to eight years of rigorous imprisonment, along with a fine of Rs 1 lakh.

On 16 July in 2013, the convict, identified as Parshuram Premchand Kevat, 40, was arrested by the anti-narcotics cell of the Mumbai crime branch from a foot over bridge on the Borivali railway station.

Acting on a tip-off, officials from the Kandivali unit of the ANC laid a trap and nabbed Kevat. Kevat is a resident of Chitrangari compound in Goregoan (East).

He was carrying 5 kg of Ganja worth Rs 30,000. He was booked under section 8 (c) and 20 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act. If Kevat fails to pay the fine of Rs1 lakh, he will have to spend six more months in jail.