Based on input from secret sources, the Coochbehar District Police formed a special team under the leadership of the Mathabhanga Police and seized 720kgs of marijuana from the Nishiganj area of Mathabhanga sub-division in Coochbehar.
A press conference was called by the District Police Superintendent today where it was revealed that the marijuana was found in a truck on Wednesday night.
The marijuana had been packed away in 72 packets and had been hidden under road construction materials. The total value of the seized drug is said to be approximately Rs. 35 lakhs.
The driver of the truck, Naresh Kumar, was arrested by the police on the spot. Naresh, who is a resident of Himachal Pradesh, was sentenced to 14 days of police remand by the court.
At present, the police is investigating to find the other people who would be involved with Naresh in the illegal business.