Ex-prisoner found with cannabis-filled tennis balls | world | Hindustan Times
Today in New Delhi, India
Jul 27, 2017-Thursday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

Ex-prisoner found with cannabis-filled tennis balls

Police in a New Zealand town have seized two tennis balls filled with cannabis and foiled the attempt of a recently-released prisoner, who was about to hurl the balls inside a prison.

world Updated: Jul 16, 2010 11:48 IST

Police in a New Zealand town have seized two tennis balls filled with cannabis and foiled the attempt of a recently-released prisoner, who was about to hurl the balls inside a prison.

Acting on a tip-off, police were waiting outside Wanganui prison, around 200 km from Wellington on Thursday morning when the former prisoner came by a car. Police stopped the car and recovered from him two tennis balls containing about 65 grams of cannabis with a market value of more than $3,000, New Zealand Herald reported.

The man and the car driver were arrested and charged with possession of cannabis with intent to supply it inside the prison.