KOCHI: The Narcotics Management Bureau (NCB) has arrested a Thiruvananthapuram man in reference to the seizure of 328.87 kg of ganja from a truck at Uttukotai in Tamil Nadu final week. The person was recognized as Sreenath M of Kalikavala in Thiruvananthapuram who was the receiver of the smuggled ganja.
It was on Saturday that an empty truck was intercepted by the NCB group and the ganja was discovered hid in 150 packets inside a specifically made cavity of the automobile. The NCB had arrested Dubash Sankar of Kodungaiyur in Chennai, the motive force of the truck for the crime. Later, through the interrogation, the NCB obtained details about Sreenath who was into ganja peddling on the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border for the previous 4 years. He was arrested by the NCB Kochi group led by Superintendent Ashish Ojha on Sunday.
The unlawful ganja cultivation in India is essentially concentrated across the Naxal-infected Andhra-Odisha border areas. The ganja from this area finds its approach all around the nation together with Delhi, Mumbai, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and West Bengal and is smuggled throughout the ocean to Sri Lanka. “The troublesome terrain make this space inaccessible for regulation enforcement companies to conduct periodic destruction of illegally grown ganja. The opposite main ganja cultivation area within the nation are the hilly terrains of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Additional, the north-eastern states of India are additionally susceptible to ganja cultivation resulting from their beneficial weather conditions and inaccessible space,” stated Amit Ghawate, Zonal Director NCB.
He stated the seizures of ganja have been growing and the traffickers have been transporting ganja by street utilizing varied varieties of automobiles. “That is the second seizure involving a considerable amount of ganja by NCB, Chennai, within the final two weeks,” Ghawate stated.