By Hemant Chauhan, Kullu, (Himachal Pradesh) Feb. 17 : The Kullu district police on Thursday has arrested a 42-year-old US national with a huge haul of cannabis and its products.
The superintendent of police said that the case has been registered under section 20 and 21 of The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act and a special investigation team has been constituted to investigate the entire matter.
This is second arrest of a foreign national accused of supplying drugs by the Kullu Police. The US national was arrested from Naggar, a locality 30 kilometres from Kullu.
"We have arrested one person with 126 kilograms of Ganja (raw cannabis), 9 litres of hashish oil and 1290 grams of solid hashish. He is from California and was living in a house which he had rented for on annual rent of 95000 Indian rupees," Padam Chand, superintendent of Kullu district police said.
The name of the arrested US national was Bishambar Isiah who was living here on tourist visa since last October.
"We have also recovered one electric pressure cooker, two weighing machine, two drums fitted with tap, two tablet, one laptop and mobile from his house. We had information that he was making hashish oil here and during his stay he had collated Ganja and other material," he said.
He added that the man claimed that he was supplying cancer drug to Vrindavan for cancer patients.
This is again a big drug catch in the region like the one on February 14. The Kullu district police had arrested one Nigerian national with 1550 grams of heroin.
The number of foreigners is increasing for drug peddling in Manali and Kullu region of Himachal Pradesh.