Ganja worth Rs 1.17 crore seized in Gujarat; 6 arrested

Ahmedabad: Police today seized 1,177.76 kg of ganja having a market value of Rs 1.17 crore and arrested six persons in Gujarat’s Mahisagar district.

The seized cannabis was being grown by cotton farmers at their farms near Santrampur, around 135 km from here, a police official said.

“We seized 1,177.76 kg of ganja that was being cultivated by farmers on the periphery of cotton farms near Santrampur,” Mahisagar Superintendent of Police N K Amin said.

Six persons were arrested in this connection under various sections of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance (NDPS) Act.

Amin said yesterday Mahisagar Police had seized marijuana worth Rs 47 lakh from Kothamba.

“We are witnessing a new trend of farmers cultivating ganja in their farm stealthily, with the terrain of the region aiding them in the activity. We have launched a crackdown on such illegal cultivations,” he said.