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Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019

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
Jayprakash S Naidu
Hindustan Times
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.

First Published: Apr 28, 2017 13:12 IST

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