Assam man caught with 1.3kg charas

Porvorim police on Tuesday night arrested Basu Das, 33, a native of Assam, for illegal possession of 1.30kg of charas, worth 1lakh in the international market. Souces said that on Tuesday evening, following a tip-off a person was to deliver a consignment of drugs at Betim, below the Mandovi bridge, the Porvorim police laid a trap and nabbed the accused.

Das has been arrested under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, and the judicial magistrate first class, Mapusa, remanded him to one day in police custody. Police sources said that the accused will be produced in NDPS court on Thursday. [TOI]