PRESS RELEASE - Seizure of 115 packets of cannabis weighing 2344.40 Kg. valued at Rs. 70.33 lakh
May, 25th 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 2344.40 KG. OF CANNABIS HAVING TOTAL SEIZURE VALUE OF RS. 86.89 LAKH
Acting on a specific intelligence, officers of DRI, Guwahati Regional Unit under Kolkata Zonal Unit with the assistance of city police effected a seizure of 115 packets of cannabis weighing 2344.40 kg. valued at Rs. 70.33 lakh from a truck bearing registration no. WB-25B-4384 on 21.05.2011 at Jalukbari police point, Guwahati, Assam. The packets of cannabis, recovered from the truck were kept concealed under 410 bags (12,557.00 kg.) of tea valued at Rs. 12, 55,700/-. The 2344.40 kg of cannabis, 12,557.00 kg. of tea and the carrier truck were seized in terms of the provisions of the NDPS Act, 1985. Total seizure value of the case is Rs. 86.89 lakh. The driver and the helper of the carrier vehicle were arrested. Further investigation is in progress.
Sd/25.05.2011 (P.K.GOEL) ADDITIONAL DIRECTOR GENERAL