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Customs officers seizes 350 kg cannabis, one arrested


Customs officers seizes 350 kg cannabis, one arrested
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Customs officers seized more than 350 kg cannabis and arrested one person for smuggling the contraband near here on Sunday, a customs department officials said. The value of the seized contraband is more than Rs 50 lakh in the international market, the officer said.

Acting on a tip-off, officers of the customs department intercepted a Guwahati-bound truck at Diengpasoh area, on the outskirts of the city, and on searching the vehicle, 24 packets containing cannabis were recovered and seized, Customs Deputy Commissioner I R Kharkongor told PTI.

The driver was arrested and charged with relevant sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, Kharkongor said.

The 24 packets containing cannabis were found concealed under empty plastic crates, he said. The contraband was being transported to Guwahati in Assam from Agartala in Tripura, he added.

(With inputs from agencies.)

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