Pune Customs Seizes 883.1 Kgs of Ganja Worth Rs 2.2 Crores

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Reported by Mubarak Ansari & Sumit Singh

Pune, 3rd June 2024: Officials from the Pune Customs (HQ Prev-Narcotics Cell) have successfully seized 883.1 kilograms of ganja (cannabis) valued at approximately Rs 2.2 crores.

Yashodhan Wanage, Commissioner of Pune Customs, said, “On the basis of specific intelligence that a large quantity of ganja was being trafficked from Odisha to a location near Solapur in an Eicher truck, a team of officers from Pune Customs was deployed for interception on May 30. The truck was purportedly carrying poultry remains intended for use as manure, which served as a cover consignment to camouflage the illicit cargo.”


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During a thorough search of the vehicle, officials discovered numerous gunny bags stuffed with packets of ganja concealed within the bags of poultry remains. The officers separated the contraband from the legitimate cargo, resulting in the seizure of 883.1 kilograms of ganja under the provisions of the NDPS Act, 1985. The street value of the seized drugs is estimated to be Rs 2.2 crore. One person has been nabbed “