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Cannabis worth Rs 25 lakh seized

Cannabis worth Rs 25 lakh seized
An attendee holds out several marijuana buds at the High Times U.S. Cannabis Cup in Seattle, Washington September 8, 2013. Washington state was one of the first states to legalize marijuana for recreational use after approving separate ballot initiatives last year, even as the drug remains illegal under federal law. The Cup features exhibitions as well as a marijuana growing competition. REUTERS/Jason Redmond (UNITED STATES - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY) - RTX13DV1

Rameswaram: Twenty five kilogram of cannabis worth around Rs 25 lakh in the international market was today seized by Coast Guard personnel from a sand dune off Dhanushkodi here.

The consignment wrapped in a parcel was spotted by a Coast Guard helicopter patrol team, who alerted the nearest CG station about it, customs officials said.

The team rushed to the spot, seized the contraband and later handed it over to customs officials.

The officials said investigations were on to ascertain who had left the parcel there and whether it was meant to be smuggled to Sri Lanka.