Around 17 kg of cannabis worth Rs 69 lakh was found abandoned at the Murud beach, in Maharashtra's Ratnagiri, an official said
According to the police, the incident came to light on Monday evening when some tourists spotted a bag lying unattended at the beach.
"After being alerted, a police team from Dapoli taluka rushed to the spot and found some narcotics substance stuffed in the bag," the police said.
"After verification it was established that the substance was charas," added the police official.
The police seized the contraband and registered an offence against unidentified persons under various sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS Act).
Further investigation was underway.
(with inputs from PTI)