Get all your news in one place.
100’s of premium titles.
One app.
Start reading
The Hindu
The Hindu
The Hindu Bureau

100 kg of hashish worth ₹110 crore seized from prawn farm shed in Pudukottai district

A Central Intelligence Unit (CIU) team of the Tiruchi Customs has seized 100 kilograms of hashish and 876 kilograms of ganja from a shed situated in a prawn farm in coastal Mimisal in Pudukottai district.

The seizure was made on Sunday, March 10, 2024. Officials said the drugs were meant to be smuggled into Sri Lanka.

Acting on specific information, the CIU team rushed to the shed which was found locked and no one was found in the area. The officers broke open the lock in the presence of independent witnesses and found 48 bags containing Hashish and ganja concealed in the shed.

The contraband was taken to the nearby Customs office. Upon testing, the contraband were found to be hashish and ganja. They were seized under the NDPS Act and Customs Act.

The value of the confiscated hashish was put at ₹110 crores, while the seized ganja was valued at ₹1.05 crore.

Sign up to read this article
Read news from 100’s of titles, curated specifically for you.
Already a member? Sign in here
Related Stories
Top stories on inkl right now
Our Picks
Fourteen days free
Download the app
One app. One membership.
100+ trusted global sources.