Over 111 kg charas seized in Himachal’s Kullu district

Biggest haul in hill state; estimated price of seized contraband about Rs 3.35 crore

Tribune News Service

Kullu, January 14

The Kullu Police on Thursday claimed to have seized 111.588 kg of charas, the biggest haul in Himachal Pradesh so far.

The seizure was made in the Shrikot panchayat in Banjar subdivision of Kullu on Wednesday, the police said adding that two people have been arrested in the case.

The seizure made from a Kullu village in Himachal Pradesh. Tribune Photo

Kullu SP Gaurav Singh said, based on intelligence inputs, a 27-member joint team of Kullu Police Special Investigation Unit (SIU) and Banjar police station arrested the supplier and delivery facilitator, who were carrying the contraband in three sacks from a forest on foot.

He said that the estimated price of the seized contraband was about Rs 3.35 crore in the international market.

Singh said that the accused used to stock and produce charas on demand and were under police radar.

Following the arrest of the duo, the police raided houses of another two suspects in different villages, said the SP.  

While 11.588 kg of charas was seized in one case along with two unlicensed guns, police recovered 295.2 kg ganja from the house of another suspect. 

The officer said that 122.588 kg of charas and more than 295 kg of ganja was recovered in three cases and four persons were arrested.

He said that the value of the total contrabands recovered was approximately Rs 4 crore.

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