Marijuana worth Rs 42 lakh seized in Darjeeling

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Darjeeling (West Bengal), Aug. (ANI): Acting on a tip-off, officials detained an oil tanker in West Bengal's Darjeeling district on Saturday and seized marijuana worth Rs 42 lakh.

The marijuana was found packed in 61 cartons and weighed about 1201 kilograms. The detained tanker was reportedly plying with a Haryana registration plate and was travelling from Manipur, Bihar via Siliguri.

"Put together, including the vehicle, the total seizure comes to 50 lakh," said R. Mangababu, Additional Commissioner of Customs, North Bengal and Sikkim.

No arrests have been made so far and investigations are on to find the drug peddlers.

The north-eastern part of the country has emerged as a favourite transit point for drug peddlers.(ANI)

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