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842 kg ganja worth Rs 1.26 crore seized in Vijayawada, two arrested

Cannabis weighing 842 kg and worth Rs 1.26 crore was seized in Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh and two persons arrested in this connection. Based on intelligence that narcotics were being illegally transported, DRI sleuths intercepted a cargo vehicle on NH-16 in Vijayawada and seized the drugs.

andhra pradesh Updated: Aug 05, 2018 18:56 IST
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More than 842 kg ganja was found in 397 packets in a vehicle on NH-16 in Vijayawada. The narcotics was destined for Ahmednagar in Maharashtra.(ANI/Twitter)

Cannabis weighing 842 kg and worth Rs 1.26 crore was seized in Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh and two persons arrested in this connection, DRI officials said on Sunday.

Based on specific intelligence that prohibited narcotic drugs were being illegally transported, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) sleuths intercepted a cargo vehicle on national highway 16 in Vijayawada on Saturday, a DRI release said in Hyderabad.

During a search of the vehicle, officers found about 842.72 kg of ganja in 397 packets. The ganja was destined for Ahmednagar in Maharashtra, the release said, adding that the narcotic drug has been seized under provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985.

Two persons have been arrested under NDPS ACT, 1985. Further investigation is on, it said.

First Published: Aug 05, 2018 18:56 IST