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Cannabis worth Rs 7.5 lakh seized, two arrested in Siliguri

Two persons identified as Sohar Ali and M Hussain have been arrested in this connection
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Our Correspondent   |   Siliguri   |   Published 29.11.21, 03:02 AM

Police seized over one quintal of cannabis from a truck in Matigara here on Saturday night and arrested two persons in this connection.

Police sources said the special operation group of the Siliguri Metropolitan Police and a team of Matigara police seized 103 kilos of cannabis from Paribahan Nagar located in Matigara block on the northwestern parts of Siliguri.

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“A truck that had come from Assam was searched and altogether, 103 kilos of cannabis was seized from the vehicle. We have found out that the narcotics was loaded somewhere in Assam and was on its way to Uttar Pradesh,” said a police officer.

The estimated price of the seized cannabis is around Rs 7.5 lakh, sources said. Two persons identified as Sohar Ali and M. Hussain have been arrested in this connection.

Also, the police have seized country liquor and intoxicants from different locations of Siliguri on Saturday.

In one of these incidents, a team of Pradhannagar police nabbed Amarendra Kumar Sinha alias Bittu from near  SNT bus stand for allegedly trying to sell cough syrups illegally.

In ward 44 of Siliguri, the Bhaktinagar police arrested Kanai Das and seized 41 ampoules of sedative injections — used as intoxicants.

An eatery owner Laxman Karmakar was arrested from Second Mile area of Siliguri for allegedly illegally selling country made liquor. Eleven litres of liquor had been seized from the eatery, sources said.



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