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Russian couple booked for growing cannabis in Goa

Devdiscourse News Desk | Panaji (Goa) | Updated: 11-04-2019 23:45 IST | Created: 11-04-2019 23:28 IST
Russian couple booked for growing cannabis in Goa
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A Russian couple was arrested for allegedly growing and possessing cannabis plants by the Crime Branch of the state police on Thursday. "Grigorii Fomenko, 32, and his wife Viktoriia Fomenko, 29, were arrested from their rented premises in Siolim Anjuna. They were growing cannabis plants in flower pots," said Superintendent of Police, Crime Branch, Pankaj Kumar Singh.

In a raid conducted on their rented premises, the police seized 118 gm ganja, 380 gm stem of cannabis and other proscribed material, he said. The couple had arrived in India in November last year on a tourist visa, which was valid up to April 18, 2019.


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