Huge quantity of contraband ganja valued at around Rs 55 lakh has been seized from the inter-state check gate in Kohima district of Nagaland, police said today. 1100 kgs of ganja packed in 158 packets and concealed in an oil tanker was seized. This was done while conducting routine checking and frisking of vehicles by personnel manning the Khuzama interstate check gate last night.
The seized ganja is estimated around Rs 55 lakh in the black market, police said. Police said that as the personnel on duty directed the driver to stop for checking, he reportedly sped away from Khuzama check gate. He was intercepted after a hot pursuit at Phesama.
The driver of the vehicle has been identified as Thokchom Chakba Singh (38). He tried to flee even after being intercepted was nabbed. He has been remanded into police custody for further investigation, the police added.