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347 kg poppy straw seized from Indo-Nepal border

IANS  |  Kolkata 

The (NCB) on Thursday said that it, in a joint operation with the (SSB), seized 347 kgs of and arrested one person from the India-border in

The consignment was seized after the NCB personnel intercepted a tractor on 34 in Darjeeling district's Panitanki on Wednesday afternoon.

"Gopal Mahto, 26, a resident of has been arrested on Wednesday from Gosh Pukur toll plaza in Panitanki, near the India-border. 347 kgs of worth approximately Rs 20 lakh have been seized from him," said in a release.

Investigation revealed that the seized consignment was procured from West Bengal's Malda and was intended to be smuggled to Nepal, he added.

--IANS

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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 20:04 IST
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