Andhra Pradesh: DRI officials seize more than 1,000kg ganja in Vijayawada

Hyderabad: Over 1,100 kg of ganja worth over Rs 2.27 crore was seized by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) in Vijayawada on Friday (May 24) and the officials arrested one person.

The DRI officers, acting on specific intelligence, intercepted a cargo vehicle and searched it in Vijayawada, in the neighbouring Andhra Pradesh.

According to reports, the officials seized 1,137.30kg of ganja valued at Rs 2,27,46,000 being transported illegally under cover of a bulk cargo of Phosphogypsum to Hyderabad, a release from the DRI Hyderabad Zonal Unit (HZU) said.

The narcotic substance was seized under the provisions of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985 and one person arrested in this, it said adding further investigation was in progress.

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