16November2018

Andaman Chronicle

The Daily Diary of the Islands

Over 2 Kilos of Ganja Seized by Police, One Arrested

Port Blair, July 28: Maintaining close vigil on narcotics smuggling, PS CCS and CID personnel have seized over 2 kg illicit ganja from one passenger of MV Nicobar on Friday (26/07/13) evening.

On receipt of a secret information about illicit ganja being brought in a concealed manner on MV Nicobar ship from Kolkata, a police team comprising of Insp. R.K. Sharma, S.I. N. Zainuddin, PC Sumit Nag and PC Sameer Ahmad of PS CCS along with a team of Special Branch CID swung into action at Haddo wharf and recovered Ganja weighing over 2 kg from the possession of one Sushanta Sarkar (34), r/o Shyamnagar-2, Diglipur as soon as the passengers disembarked.

The ganja was found in two packets, concealed in the luggage of the accused. It was duly seized in presence of DySP K.M. Pillai and the accused was arrested on the spot. A case has been registered at PS CCS U/s 20 (b) (ii) (B) of NDPS Act.

The accused was carrying the ganja from Kolkata to sell it in the islands. Further investigation to ascertain the source of the narcotics substance is on.