PRESS RELEASE - Seizure of cannabis weighing 1821.28 kg. valued at Rs. 54.64 lakh
February, 21st 2011
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA DIRECTORATE OF REVENUE INTELLIGENCE KOLKATA ZONAL UNIT 8, Ho Chi-Minh Sarani, Kolkata- 700071 Telephone:- (033)-2282 3321, Fax:- (033)-2282 4465 ______________________________________
SEIZURE OF 1821.28 KG. OF CANNABIS HAVING TOTAL SEIZURE VALUE OF RS. 60.00 LAKH
Acting on a specific intelligence, Siliguri DRI officers of Kolkata Zonal Unit had effected a seizure of 128 packets of cannabis weighing 1821.28 kg. valued at Rs. 54.64 lakh from a truck bearing registration no. NL 02G-5421 on 18.02.2011 at Ghoshpukur, Dist-Darjeeling, W.B. The 128 packets of cannabis, recovered from the truck were kept concealed under 11,484 kg. of coal valued at Rs. 34,452/- . The 1821.28 kg of cannabis, 11,484 kg. of coal and the carrier truck were seized in terms of the provisions of NDPS Act, 1985. Total seizure value of the case is Rs. 60.00 lakh. The driver and the helper of the carrier vehicle who knowingly involved in carrying the cannabis were arrested. Further investigation is in progress.
Sd/ 21.02.2011 (VASA SESHAGIRI RAO, IRS) ADDITIONAL DIRECTOR GENERAL