In a massive drug raid, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) seized a shipment of 1,127 kg of marijuana on Monday morning in Maharashtra’s Nanded district, NCB officer Sameer Wankhede said. He informed that the shipment had been transported from Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh to Maharashtra. Two people were intercepted. They will be produced in court.
“Mumbai NCB seized a consignment of 1127 kg this morning in Nanded district. It was being transported from Andhra Pradesh to Maharashtra. Two people intercepted, they will be brought before the court. The investigation is ongoing,” Wankhede said .
NCB officials were reportedly informed of the huge amount of drugs being brought into Maharashtra following a trap set. The drugs were collected from a truck. During the search, 1,127 kg of narcotics were recovered. The drugs were reported to be hidden in hessian bags.
âThis shipment was to be delivered to Jalgaon (MH) and for further distribution to other parts of Maharashtra. It is mentioned that the seizure of 1127 kg of marijuana (Ganja) is one of the highest quantity seizures made by NCB, Mumbai. NCB Mumbai has registered the case as Crime No. 98/2021. The follow-up operation is underway to catch the addressee, “NCB said in a statement.
NCB is an anti-drug agency under the Interior Ministry. The agency is responsible for combating the trafficking and use of illicit substances under the provisions of the NDPS (Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances) law.
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