Six people have been arrested by Hathras police in Uttar Pradesh after more than 727 kg of cannabis, estimated to be worth more than Rs 3.50 crore, was seized from their possession, officials said Friday.
The seizure was made on Thursday when the traffickers were detained while transporting the cannabis in two cars and a truck, according to Hathra’s senior police officer Vineet Jaiswal.
“These traffickers were detained by a team from Hathras Gate local police station and a special operations group (SOG). These traffickers told the police that they had bought the shipment from Odisha to be taken to Mathura,” said Mr Jaiswal.
“The total contraband seized from them weighs about 727 kilograms, with an estimated value of Rs 3.50 crore in the international market,” he said.
The detainees have been identified as Vishnu Saraswat, Bahadur Jatav, Ravi Kumar, Sukhvir Singh Yadav, Danish and Ranjeet Diwakar, police said, adding that an FIR has been filed in the case.
Of the six accused, three from Aligarh, two from Mathura and one from Etah in Uttar Pradesh, police said, adding that the traffickers were questioned to gather details about their network.
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