'Anyone lost 590 kg of cannabis?' Assam Police leave twitterati in splits

WION Web Team New Delhi Jun 05, 2019, 02.19 PM(IST)

The stack of bags posted by Assam Police on its Twitter handle. (Photo: Twitter) Photograph:( Others )

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Other police organisations like the Mumbai Police have been using Twitter to connect with people.

The police in Assam have used Twitter humour to inform about a drug consignment it caught recently. It has even gone forward asking the owner of the consignment to "get in touch".

"Anyone lost a huge (590 kgs) amount of Cannabis/Ganja and a truck in and around Chagolia Checkpoint last night?" Assam Police said in the tweet posted on Tuesday. "Don't panic, we found it. Please get in touch with @Dhubri_Police. They will help you out, for sure," the police further said in the tweet ending the sentence with a wink smiley.

It also congratulated the police team in Dhubri for seizing the drugs.

The photo in the tweet has a stack of bags which contains cannabis. The seizure happened after swift action of the Assam Police on drug peddlers.

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Many Twitter users including badminton player Jwala Gutta were in splits by the tweet.

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It has also posted a tweet on World Environment Day calling for collective endeavour and accountability before it's too late.

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Other police organisations like the Mumbai Police have been using Twitter to connect with people. "You do not need to 'process so much stupid'! Just send this to all the #FakeNews mongers #TheBigFactTheory," said a tweet from Mumbai Police on June 1.

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Social media, especially Twitter, has become a tool for the police and law enforcement agencies to communicate with the people and post latest, relevant and authentic updates about an ongoing operation.