Pune : Deccan Express | Pune Marijuana Seize | Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) Pune Regional Unit seized 1878-kilogram marijuana on Friday. The seized illegal goods (Marijuana also known as Cannabis or Ganja) are estimated worth Rs 3.75 crore. Along with this, six people have been arrested in this case. This is one of the biggest seizures of marijuana by any agency in Pune.
During a detailed examination of the above truck at Central GST Office, 41/A Sassoon Road, Pune, it was found that below the cargo of loose pieces of pineapple and jackfruit, HDPE bags containing Ganja (also known as Cannabis or Marijuana) were concealed.
A total of 1878 Kgs of Ganja was recovered from the 40 HDPE bags and seized under the provisions of the NDPS Act, 1985. It is estimated that the value of this contraband consignment of Marijuana would be over Rs. 3.75 Crores in the illicit market.
The statements of a total 6 persons in which two persons who were occupants of the said truck and four persons who were occupants of Maruti Ciaz Car, were recorded. They have admitted that they were assisting in illegal trafficking of Marijuana from Andhra Pradesh.
The Marijuana was destined to a place in Pune. All the 6 persons named Vilas Pawar, Abhishek Ghawte, Vinod Rathod, Raju Gondhwe, Shriniwas Pawar and Dharamaraj Shinde, who are residents of Maharashtra and Telangana, were arrested under the provisions of the NDPS Act, 1985. Further investigation in this case is in progress.
Notably, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence is a premier agency which combats import export frauds, besides doing anti-smuggling and anti-narcotics work. The general public may share any information pertaining to the offences under the NDPS Act or the Customs Act, including about the smuggling of goods like Gold, cigarettes, etc., and may contact DRI, Pune office at 020-29705899.
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