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2,795 kg cannabis seized; 17 arrested: NCB

About 2,800 kgs of cannabis has been seized and 17 persons arrested as part of separate operations being conducted against the trafficking of the drugs in the country, the NCB said on Friday.

PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 18-09-2020 15:54 IST | Created: 18-09-2020 15:54 IST
2,795 kg cannabis seized; 17 arrested: NCB

About 2,800 kgs of cannabis has been seized and 17 persons arrested as part of separate operations being conducted against the trafficking of the drugs in the country, the NCB said on Friday. The operations were conducted over the last one week and seizures of the narcotics (cannabis) was made in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, it said.

"An intensive operation was conducted to check cannabis’ trafficking and a total of 2,795 kgs of the drug was seized," Narcotics Control Bureau's Deputy Director (operations) K P S Malhotra said. "Seventeen persons involved in the network have been arrested, which includes source, receivers and traffickers," he added.

The NCB is the federal anti-narcotics agency..


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