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DRI seizes high quality ganja worth Rs 5 crore at Mumbai airport, arrests passenger

During a search of his bags, the DRI officials found nine vacuum packed silver coloured packets having different fruit markings on each bag.
Last Updated : 02 July 2024, 16:56 IST

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Mumbai: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has arrested an Indian air passenger and seized ganja worth Rs 5 crore from him at the Mumbai international airport, an official said on Tuesday.

Based on specific intelligence, officials of the DRI (Mumbai Zonal Unit) intercepted the passenger when he arrived from Bangkok at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport on Monday, he said.

During a search of his bags, the DRI officials found nine vacuum packed silver coloured packets having different fruit markings on each bag. The packets were found to contain a greenish substance in lump form weighing 5.34 kg, he informed.

After examining the substance with a field NDPS (narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances) test kit, it came positive for ganja (cannabis), the official said, adding it was valued at Rs 5 crore.

The seized contraband is hydroponic weed (ganja) and that is why its value is so high, he explained.

The substance was confiscated, the passenger was arrested under provisions of the NDPS Act and remanded to judicial custody by a local court, he added.

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Published 02 July 2024, 16:56 IST

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