New Delhi, Jul 20: Over 700 kg of marijuana brought for supply in the national capital and in neighbouring states was seized by police from a drug trafficker who had procured the contraband from Odisha.
Acting on a tipoff, Crime Branch team stopped a truck near Geeta Colony Flyover on July 13 and seized 720 kg of marijuana sourced from Odisha, that was stashed in a hidden cavity of the vehicle.
Sanjiv (31), who was carrying the contraband was arrested by the team, said Ravindra Yadav, Joint Commissioner(Crime) of Police. The seized marijuana was estimated to be worth around Rs 72 lakh in the international market, said the officer.
Sanjeev was in contact with another supplier Sagar in Faridabad(Haryana) who had paid him Rs 10,000 as a commission for bringing marijuana from one Vijay based at Ganjam in Odisha.
The drug was to be delivered to different parties in Delhi, Haryana and other neighbouring areas.