Huge marijuana haul in Siliguri

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Siliguri, Jan 9 (ANI): Customs officials seized a consignment of around 1.55 tons of marijuana here on Friday.

Acting on a tip off, officials seized a consignment of around 1.55 tons of marijuana from an oil tanker in Naxalbari town.

The tanker, registered in Assam and coming from Manipur was raided when it was passing through Ghoshpukur road of the National Highway-31.

The marijuana packets were concealed in two chambers of the tanker.

"On getting the information it was caught. The total weight of Ganja (marijuana) is 1,550 kilograms or 1.55 tons," said R. Mangababu, Additional Commissioner of Customs for North Bengal and Sikkim, in Siliguri.

This has been one of the biggest seizures of marijuana in the recent times by the North Bengal customs. (ANI)

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