The 61 Battalion of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) has seized a huge quantity of cannabis from a bus stand on OKSRT road under the Balemu Police Station in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh.

A  team of SSB jawans seized about 290 kilograms of cannabis packed in 13 bags from a Bolero pick-up van during an operation along the Indo-Bhutan border on Tuesday night.

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The van was moving from Kalaktang in Arunachal Pradesh towards Udalguri in Assam.

However, the driver of the vehicle managed to flee under the cover of darkness.

The  SSB team handed over the seized cannabis to the Balemu Police station.

The SSB personnels have been conducting special operations in the West Kameng district to combat anti-social activities in the region.

They are also trying to sensitize the locals to give up the illegal cultivation of cannabis in the region.

Shajid Khan

Shajid Khan is Northeast Now Correspondent in Udalguri. He can be reached at: