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Marijuana worth Rs 18 lakh seized in Kohima, 2 held

Police said that as per preliminary investigation, the vehicle with the contraband was proceeding towards Dimapur from Senapati in Manipur.

DIMAPUR:

Two persons were arrested with 374 kg of marijuana worth Rs 18.7 lakh in the national market at Forest Colony in Kohima, on June 8,

A statement issued by the mobile unit of Kohima police stated that, while on routine surveillance duty, personnel noticed one suspicious four-wheel-drive vehicle bearing registration number NL-07CB-3994 at around 6.30 pm.

After a hot pursuit, the vehicle was intercepted at Forest Colony and on thorough inspection, approximately 374 kg of contraband was found in it, the statement read.

In this connection, two persons Stephen (27) and Roso (19) have been arrested. The contraband, along with the vehicle, were also seized, the police informed.

Police said that as per preliminary investigation, the vehicle with the contraband was proceeding towards Dimapur from Senapati in Manipur.

Meanwhile, a case has been registered at South police station, Kohima, in connection with the seizure.

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