Pune Marijuana Seize | DRI Pune Regional Unit seizes 1878 Kg of Marijuana

by sikandar141
0 comment

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.

The officers of DRI, Pune Regional Unit, Pune have intercepted two vehicles viz. one Eicher Truck Bearing Registration No. TS-07-UA- 7962 and one Maruti Ciaz car bearing a temporary registration no. TS09 EP T/R 90, on the Solapur-Pune Highway on 15.07.2021.

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.

File photo

A detailed examination of the truck resulted in the recovery of 40 HDPE bags containing small rectangular packets having Ganja. The Maruti Ciaz car was used for escorting the Ganja laden truck.

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.

Web Title : Pune Marijuana Seize | DRI Pune Regional Unit seizes 1878 Kg of Marijuana

Related Posts