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Fire incident leads to arrest of woman, recovery of 1000 kg ganja in Meghalaya

'The ground floor of the house where a fire broke out was found used for the storage of cannabis/ganja,' Meghalaya police said.

ByNNN/Shillong

Updated 15 Jun 2022, 4:32 pm

(PHOTO: Twitter)
(PHOTO: Twitter)

 

A fire incident, which took place on Monday, led to the arrest of a 40-year-old woman and seizure of over 1,000 kg of ganja (cannabis), sources said.

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East Khasi Hills district police chief Sylvester Nongtnger said that an information was received of a fire incident at Tyrsad village in East Khasi Hills district where the Fire and Emergency Service rushed to the spot and doused the fire.

“During enquiry at the place of occurrence by the officers and staff of Mawngap Police Station, the ground floor of the house was found used for the storage of cannabis/ganja,” he said, adding that with the assistance of ANTF, the seizure of 1001.655 kg of cannabis/ganja was made.

A case has been registered with the Mawngap Police Station and the accused Junita Nongbet (40) has been arrested and forwarded to court, the police officer also said.

An investigation is underway to arrest others involved in the racket, he added.

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First published:15 Jun 2022, 4:12 am

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