Mumbai man gets eight years RI, fine of Rs1 lakh for smuggling 5kg cannabis
The convict was arrested eight years agomumbai Updated: May 09, 2017 13:57 IST
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.