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Over 759 kg ganja sourced from Odisha seized in Haryana

The arrested accused was identified as Amar Singh, a resident of district Mathura and Mushtkim of district Nuh.

Statesman News Service | Chandigarh |

Haryana Police has seized over 759 kilograms (kg) of ganja (cannabis) worth over Rs 1.5 Crore in two separate cases in Palwal and Rohtak districts.
Sharing this information on Saturday, a Haryana Police spokesperson said four accused of transporting the contraband were also arrested.

He said in the first case, the police seized over 474 kg 800 gram of ganja in Palwal which was being illegally transported in a truck from Odisha.

A police team, after getting secret input about the smuggling of narcotics in a truck that was being piloted by a car, had intercepted the vehicle at a Naka.

The search of the vehicle led to the seizure of 93 plastic bags containing the contraband weighing 474 kg 800 grams.

The arrested accused was identified as Amar Singh, a resident of district Mathura and Mushtkim of district Nuh.

In the second case, the police team in Rohtak district while being in the Sampla area got input about the illegal transportation of drugs in a vehicle. On receiving input, the team
intercepted a vehicle and apprehended two persons. A search of the vehicle led to the recovery of 19 bags weighing 285 kilograms of ganja.

The arrested accused were identified as Rohit a resident of Delhi and Praveen aka Pinna of village Gamdi in Sonipat.

During the investigation, it came to light that the main kingpin of the racket is Satish, a resident of village Katwal, Sonipat. Both the accused had brought ganja from Bhubaneshwar (Odisha) at the behest of Satish.

Both accused have bought ganja from Bhubaneswar at the rate of Rs 7000 per kg, which they were going to sell at different places at the rate of about Rs 20000 per kg.

A case under NDPS Act had been registered against the accused. Police were trying to identify the kingpin of the racket and further investigation is on, the spokesperson said.