12 Arrested, Over 1,655 kg Of Cannabis Seized From Bihar, Jharkhand

A complete of 1,655 kg of hashish was seized in two operations. (Representational)

New Delhi:

Twelve folks have been arrested in Bihar and Jharkhand final week and over 1,655 kg of hashish was seized from them by the Narcotics Management Bureau (NCB), officers within the central anti-narcotics company mentioned on Sunday.

The contraband was seized from vehicles with nationwide allow and different autos, and in a single occasion, hashish was hid inside peanut luggage, they mentioned.

“Based mostly on intelligence inputs of a giant amount of ganja (hashish) being transported from the Andhra Pradesh-Odisha border to Bihar and Jharkhand, the Patna zonal unit seized the cache on July 15-16,” NCB Deputy Director (Operations) Okay P S Malhotra mentioned in an announcement right here.

“This resulted in crackdown on two ganja trafficking networks,” he mentioned.

Mr Malhotra mentioned {that a} whole of 1,655 kg of hashish was seized in two operations carried out by the NCB in Bihar and Jharkhand final week and 12 folks have been arrested.

“In one of many circumstances, the traffickers used the garb of peanut transport to smuggle the contraband,” the officer mentioned.

The busting of this drug community, working out of Odisha, will show to be a serious achievement in combating the menace of hashish smuggling in not solely this area however might be a blow to such networks working all around the nation, he mentioned.

“The NCB has launched a scientific investigation into these circumstances with particular concentrate on the monetary path of this community, and hyperlinks are additionally being investigated if the proceeds have been presumably going into anti-state actions particularly in Naxal-affected areas.”

“Illicit ganja cultivation is commonly recognized to happen in areas vulnerable to insurgency and extremism,” Mr Malhotra mentioned.

It’s the harvest season for hashish, which is a short-term money crop, he mentioned.

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