BENGALURU: For the second time this week, the Customs department of the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) airport has seized marijuana on board an international cargo flight.
According to an official, based on a tip-off, marijuana weighing 484 grams and worth Rs 7.78 lakh in the market was intercepted from a FedEx cargo flight on Friday. The shipment had been booked from Canada, he said.
It may be recalled that on Monday (Aug 31), the Customs had seized 8.5 kg of high quality marijuana worth nearly Rs 2 crore on a DHL flight which reached Bengaluru from Washington. The drugs were hidden inside water dispensers and a powered air compressor. They were meant for customers in Bengaluru, Tumakuru and Hyderabad.
Marijuana is a combination of the leaves, stem and buds of the Cannabis plant and can cause a range of physical and psychological problems.
Trafficking or even possession of marijuana is a serious offence and cases are…