In a major drug haul, Arunachal Pradesh Police seized cannabis (ganja), worth over Rs 50 lakh, from a house in Naharlagun and arrested a woman, a senior police officer said on June 25.
Itanagar Capital Complex SP Jimmy Chiram said that in a single-largest drug haul, the cops seized more than 5 quintals of cannabis worth over Rs 50 lakh.
On receipt of intelligence inputs about involvement of a couple in supplying narcotics in the Itanagar Capital Complex region, a special team of police was constituted by the police and a raid was conducted in the house located in Gollonallah area in Naharlagun on June 24 evening, Chiram said.
During the search of the house, the police team found 525.97 kg of ganja hidden in the house, the SP said.
The team also seized one .32 pistol besides, cash worth Rs 50,000. The police seized the materials along with an SUV vehicle, suspected to be proceeds of drug trade, Chiram disclosed.
While the man is absconding, his wife was arrested.
The woman was also earlier arrested by Naharlagun police in July last year under NDPS Act and was out on bail.
Efforts are on to establish the source of drug and to identify and arrest all the peddlers and buyers associated with the couple, the SP said, adding that a case has been filed at Naharlagun police station.