Police in Assam’s Gossaigaon on Thursday seized massive quantities of cannabis from a vehicle and took one person into custody in connection with the bust.
According to reports, the operation was carried out based on specific information. A vehicle was intercepted under the Gossaigaon Police Station in Assam’s Kokrajhar and searched. A huge quantity of cannabis packed in a total of 270 packets, concealed in the vehicle was recovered.
Officials said that the entire seizure weighed around 1,483 kilograms and is believed to be worth several crores in international markets.
“Based on secret information, the police of Kokrajhar district launched an operation and recovered and seized 270 packets weighting 1483 kg of ganja from a vehicle at Gossaigaon police station area,” said police.
The cannabis was concealed among packets of chewable tobacco, officials further said, adding that the person involved was arrested.
The accused in the matter was identified as Ranjit Chowrasia and was arrested by the police.
In addition, the vehicle that was seized had registration numbers NL 01 AB 7316 and was reportedly coming from Guwahati.
Further investigation is underway.