Briton held with cannabis in Himachal


Shimla : Police have arrested a British national with almost 2 kg of cannabis in the scenic Kullu valley , a police official  said Saturday .

The incident took place in the Manikaran area of the valley when ASI Dheeraj Singh stopped and checked Mark Hajdasz and found almost 2 kg cannabis on him .

The man was taken into custody immediately and is being questioned . The British high commission has been informed in New Delhi , a police official told Sun Post .

The Kullu valley is notorious for cannabis smuggling which grows in the wild and finds its way to many corners of the world .

The region is visited by hippies many of whom are attracted by the contraband since the 1960s .

Many locals are involved in this racket despite police stepping up its fight against the banned substance in recent years .