A massive consignment of cannabis weighing over 1,500 kilograms was seized in a joint operation in the Cooch Behar district of West Bengal, officials informed on Saturday.
According to reports as much 1,582 kilograms of cannabis was seized from a house at the border village in Cooch Behar during the operation.
The operation was carried out jointly by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) and the Border Security Force (BSF), reported ANI.
According to officials, they received a tip-off about a major peddling operation going on from the house for a long time, based on which they formed a team and raided the location.
Meanwhile, officials arrested one person in connection with the massive bust. He has been taken in for questioning and will be charged under relevant sections of the law.
It may be noted that on the occasion of Drug Destruction Day, around 42,000 kg of narcotics were destroyed by the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) at 14 locations across the country on Wednesday.
Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman virtually witnessed the destruction process.
"The drug destruction process was held at 14 locations across the country in a safe and non-hazardous manner through the incineration approved by the State Pollution Control Boards," said CBIC in an official statement.
The destruction was conducted at Kutch in Gujarat, Mumbai and Pune in Maharashtra, Virudhunagar in Tamil Nadu, Patna in Bihar and Siliguri in West Bengal.
"This event will highlight our commitment to people that we shall be earnest in our job to bring a logical end to every smuggler, both through the court of law and thorough destruction of material which they bring in," Sitharaman said in a tweet.
In another tweet, she said, "Law enforcement agencies are committed to making sure that not even a milligram of the drug enters into the country. I am convinced that field formations of DRI and Customs will work together so that our country remains safe from drugs."