Kullu, January 14
In one of the biggest seizures of narcotics, the police seized over 400 kg of drugs — over 122.5 kg of charas, a form of cannabis, and 295 kg of ganja (marijuana) —from Banjar in Kullu district in the past 24 hours. The seizure is worth over Rs 4 crore in the international market. Four persons have been arrested in three cases.
Kullu SP Gaurav Singh said on the basis of intelligence reports and field inputs that big drug mafias had been active in Banjar since long, a 27-member joint team of the Kullu police, including personnel from the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) and Banjar police station, was deployed in Shrikot panchayat area of Banjar.
The team arrested a supplier and delivery facilitator, who were carrying 111 kg charas in three sacks, from a forest today.