On basis of special inputs, the 17Bn of SSB, Falakata conducted a joint operation with NCB Kolkata and Police and seized about 320kgs approx (319.300 Kilograms) of Marijuana (Gaanja) at National Highway 317 Hasimara, Alipurduar (West Bengal).
The seized marijuana were being brought in a Bolero Pickup Van from Manipur and were packed in 31 packets which was kept in a rooftop container of the vehicle. The vehicle was on the way to Siliguri and it was believed that these marijuana was being smuggled to Siliguri and Bihar.
The driver Naren Dutta (70yrs), a resident of Surajpur Beltola Bazar, Golaghat, Assam and Namal Sakia, who is also a resident of Assam detained and have been taken under arrest. The vehicle has also been seized.
The arrested persons along with the seized drugs will be produced before Jalpaiguri Court on 5th August, 2018.