Two arrested with Cannabis worth Rs 2.20 crore in Mahasamund

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Cannabis worth Rs 2.20 crore seized in Mahasamund

Mahasamund, June 15
In a major breakthrough against illegal business of cannabis, Mahasamund Police have arrested two peddlers along with contraband worth Rs 2.20 crore.

“Following an input about movement of cannabis to Delhi and Uttar Pradesh passing through Mahasamund, a police was alerted and a truck (UP 81 CT 3412) was intercepted at Temri Naka under Komakhan police station limits on June 14. During checking, police recovered around 1100 kilograms (packed in packets of 10 kg) of contraband from the truck whose estimated market value would be around Rs 2.20 crore” Superintendent of Police (SP) Prafull Kumar Thakur.

SP Thakur further informed that the arrested were identified as Devendra Singh (30) and Guddu (25), both natives of Madhya Pradesh. From the possession of arrested duo, police have also recovered two mobile handsets, Rs 20000 cash, driving license, aadhaar card and other. Police have seized the truck used in the crime.

In preliminary police investigation, it was learnt that the cannabis-laden truck reached here from Odisha after passing through Khariar Road, the officer added.

“The cannabis bags were kept below vegetables. Initially it seems like that truck was only carrying vegetable but on being checked properly, the contraband was recovered. In their statement to police, the accused duo revealed of bringing the cannabis from Odisha and taking to UP,” said SP Thakur.

In this connection, police have booked the duo under relevant Section of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.

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