763 kg of ganja (cannabis) was seized by The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) from smugglers in Assam, according to an official statement on Saturday.
Acting on an intelligence input, the DRI with the Assam Police on Thursday intercepted a truck on the Harmuti-Doimukh road under Laluk police station of Lakhimpur district in the state and recovered ganja worth Rs 38 lakh from the vehicle, it said.
Two people from Papum Pare District of Arunachal Pradesh have been arrested in the case, the DRI statement said.
The ganja was being transported from Arunachal Pradesh to Assam, informed a statement.
This is the second time ganja have been seized in Assam originating from Arunachal Pradesh that has been seized by the DRI in recently, the statement said.
In January this year, the DRI had seized 470 kg ganja from the same area, sourced from Arunachal Pradesh.
Organized cultivation and harvesting of ganja for commercial purposes in Arunachal Pradesh is a new trend, as most of the seizures by DRI indicate that ganja was from Tripura or Manipur, the agency said.
In the current financial year till date, in the region spread over the states of West Bengal, Sikkim and the North Eastern states, about 8,250 kg ganja has been seized by the DRI so far, of which, more than 7,250 kgs of cannabis has been seized in Assam in seven separate cases.