3 held with 621 kg cannabis in Telangana’s Siddipet district

Siddipet: Three persons have been arrested with 621.3 kg cannabis from Telangana’s Siddipet district, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) said on Friday.

DRI officials said that they had some specific information about the narcotic drugs being transported illegally by the accused.

Accordingly, a team of DRI officers from Hyderabad zone launched a search operation and intercepted a lorry in Siddipet town and a Sedan car, which was escorting the lorry on Thursday.

The cannabis was in the polythene bags, cleverly concealed under the coal in the lorry. The contraband, which was being taken to Tandur in Vikarabad district, was seized under the provisions of NDPS Act, 1985.

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DRI has also seized Sedan car and the lorry. The market value of the seized cannabis has been estimated to be Rs 93,19,500.


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