RPF seizes 6.3 kg unclaimed cannabis worth Rs 3.16 lakh from Yeshwantpur Express in Mangaluru
Mangaluru: The Railway Protection Force (RPF) seized 6.3 kg of unclaimed cannabis worth Rs 3.16 lakh from a passenger train at Mangaluru Junction Railway Station on Thursday, August 10.
An official communique said the RPF team was inspecting trains along with the crime investigation bureau of Palakkad Railway Division and the Karnataka Excise Department ahead of Independence Day.
During the inspection of train no. 16516 Karwar-Yeshwantpur tri-weekly express, RPF Mangaluru Junction inspector Manoj Kumar Yadav, Crime Bureau circle inspector N. Kesavadas, and Excise inspector Sunil Kumar found the baggage in a general second class coach at about 11.15 a.m. As no one claimed its ownership, the team seized the baggage and found cannabis upon opening it.
The contraband was handed over to the Excise Department, which registered a case under the NDPS Act, the communique stated.