Cannabis worth Rs 7.5 lakh seized, two arrested in Siliguri

Two people identified as Sohar Ali and Mr. Hussain were arrested in this context

Our correspondent



Posted on 11/29/21 3:02 AM

Police seized more than a quintal of cannabis from a truck in Matigara here on Saturday evening and arrested two people in this regard.

Police sources said that the Siliguri Metropolitan Police Special Operations Group and a Matigara Police team seized 103 kilograms of cannabis in Paribahan Nagar located in the Matigara Block in northwest Siliguri.

“A truck from Assam was searched and a total of 103 kilograms of cannabis were seized from the vehicle. We found out that the drugs were loaded somewhere in Assam and were on their way to Uttar Pradesh, ”said a police officer.

The estimated price of the seized cannabis is around Rs 7.5 lakh, sources said. Two people identified as Sohar Ali and Mr. Hussain were arrested in this connection.

In addition, police seized alcoholic beverages and intoxicants from various locations in Siliguri on Saturday.

In one such incident, a Pradhannagar police team caught Amarendra Kumar Sinha aka Bittu near an SNT bus stand for allegedly attempting to illegally sell cough syrups.

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

Restaurant owner Laxman Karmakar was arrested in the Second Mile area of ​​Siliguri for allegedly illegally selling alcohol made in the countryside. Eleven liters of alcohol were seized from the restaurant, sources said.

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