The women were transporting dry ganja by trains from Odisha to Mumbai, Railway Police said.
Five buildings worth around Rs 2.86 crore, 12 bank accounts having a total balance of around Rs 71 lakh and six vehicles worth Rs 18.33 lakh were blocked.
The Chief Secretary also directed to identify the land records of private persons on whose land hemp is cultivated and initiate proceedings against them stringently as per provisions of NDPS Act.
In Odisha, districts like Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada and Kandhamal have been producing huge volumes of ganja prompting State Police and national agencies to up their ante.
The current highly-specialised hemp and drug varieties are thought to come from selective cultures initiated about 4,000 years ago, optimised for the production of fibres or cannabinoids.
On cutting opening the pouches, pink colour tablets with skull shape on one side, suspected to be MDMA, were found.
According to the latest global estimates, about 5.5 per cent of the population aged between 15 and 64 years have used drugs at least once in the past year.
The state Liquor and Cannabis Board has already allowed breweries, wineries and restaurants to offer free drinks in exchange for proof of vaccination.
On World Environment Day on Saturday when everyone was busy planting saplings to mark the day, a few individuals used the opportunity to plant ganja saplings on the roadside in Kollam.
The Latur MIDC police took the action by laying a trap on the stretch between Khadgaon Road to 5 number chowk.
The police received information that the accused would transport a huge quantity of cannabis (ganja) concealed in a truck with cover cargo as mangoes.
The snow-capped mountains and gushing brooks of Himachal seem straight out of a Tennyson poem but there’s a stark side to this seeming serenity: ever-increasing drug cultivation and abuse.