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Kohima: Ganja and Heroin worth approx. Rs 1.25 cr seized by Excise

Kohima: Ganja and Heroin worth approx. Rs 1.25 cr seized by Excise on Thursday, September 10, 2020
(Special team of Kohima excise, alongwith apprehended persons and seized items)

Kohima, September 11 (NEx): Special team of Kohima Excise intercepted a suspected truck and seized Ganja and Heroin worth approximately Rs 1.25 cr, near Hydro along NH-2 on Thursday, September 10, 2020, and arrested two persons.

The Assistsant Commissioner of Excise (Zonal), Kohima, S Phyobemo Kikon in a press release said that a special team of Kohima Excise, on a tip-off intercepted a suspected truck bearing Registration No. NL-02 L 3168, near hydro along NH-2 on September 10, 2020 at around 11: 30 pm.

On thorough search of the vehicle, the team detected a specially modified chamber on the front and rear side of the vehicle filled with illegal contraband Ganja, neatly packed in 27 packets weighing 270 kgs and 240 nos of soap cases filled with suspected heroin weighing around 2.4 kg, it said.

The estimated market value of the seized Ganja and Heroin is approximately Rs.1,25,40000 (one crore twenty five lakhs and forty thousand).

In this connection, the accused Mr. Akash Devnath, 34 yrs, S/O Anil Devnath and Mr. Jahangir, 24 yrs, S/o Abdul Rashid, residents of 7th mile model Village, Dimapur has been arrested for violation of NDPS ACT 1985. The case is under active investigation, the press release said.

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