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45 kg charas seized in Motihari, 5 smugglers arrested


Motihari: Five narcotics smugglers were arrested and 45 kg of high quality ‘charas’ worth Rs 45 lakh in the international market was seized from them by the police in East Champaran district today.

Acting on a tip-off police arrested the smugglers from the embankment near Rampur Dubauliya village in the district, East Champaran Superintendent of Police (SP) Sudhir Kumar Singh said.

They were riding on two motorcycles and carrying the charas sealed in various packets. The SP said it seems the consignment had been brought from Nepal.

“The arrested persons have confessed the drugs consignment was being brought for trade, and Kanpur was its destination. The culprits had planned to mix other material in the high quality charas and increase its quantity,” Singh said.

The arrested persons are being interrogated to find out the source of the consignment, as well as, the persons who were to receive it at Kanpur, he said.

Charas is made from resin derived from cannabis plant.