962 kg marijuana worth over Rs 1.92 crore seized in Telangana

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), on Thursday, seized over 962 kg of cannabis in Telangana.

The DRI in Hyderabad launched an operation based on intelligence inputs and intercepted a truck coming from Bhadrachalam towards Zaheerabad in Siddipet district of Telangana.

The banned narcotics were concealed under coconut and guava saplings, and was intended to be delivered at Zaheerabad.

On detailed search, the officers recovered 962.7 kg of cannabis packed in 477 brown coloured packets.

The contraband was said to be brought from Rajahmundry area of Andhra Pradesh and destined to Zaheerabad of Telangana.

The value of seized contraband in the grey market would be around Rs 1.92 crore.

Two persons involved in the illegal transport of the drug have also been arrested, while further investigation in the case is in progress.

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