GOSSAIGAON, July 28: In a major breakthrough by Simultapu Police around 1920 kg of ganja have been successfully seized from inter-state border in Srirampur NH-31 (C) under Kokrajhar district on Tuesday evening and nabbed the handyman of the truck.
Police sources disclosed that one receiving input about the illegal smuggling of ganja a naka chaki was installed at Srirampur and after checking a truck bearing registration number UP15-DT-2264 have been intercepted. Later, the truck was brought to Simultapu police outpost and after thorough check-up a huge quantity of ganja soaped into 131 packets weighing around 1920 kg were found which was kept in a secret chamber of the truck to fool the police.
On receiving the information about the consignment seized by Simultapu police Kokrajhar district superintendent of police, Prateek Thube Vijay Kumar along with Nabanita Sharma, SDPO Gossaigaon reached the spot to take the stock of the seized ganja.
Notably, taking advantage of the situation the driver of the truck somehow managed to escape from the spot but the handyman of the truck Md Faruk Hussain of Imphal was arrested by the police.
It is assumed that the value of the seized ganja would be above 4 crore in the open market.
Police started an investigation into this case to find out more information.