412kg of marijuana worth Rs 65 lakh seized in Pune
According to customs officials, the contraband was being trafficked in a truck from Andhra Pradesh to various districts of Maharashtra.Updated: Oct 06, 2020, 16:23 IST
Pune: Pune customs officials, on the basis of specific intelligence, recovered 412kg of marijuana worth Rs 65 lakh in a seizure on the Naldurga-Solapur road on Sunday.
According to customs officials, the contraband was being trafficked in a truck from Andhra Pradesh to various districts of Maharashtra.
The 412kg of marijuana was packed in 206 plastic bags, concealed in a special cavity on the roof of the vehicle and was detected by officers during a search of the vehicle.
“While the officers were engaged in 100% road checking on the suspected route at a zeroed-down location, it was noticed that the subject vehicle had been abandoned, with the engine running, at distance of about 500 metres before the said place,” said a customs official, requesting anonymity.
“Pune customs is conducting the necessary verification and investigation to trace the traffickers,” said Vaishali Patange, joint commissioner, Pune Customs.