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102 kg charas seized

Press Trust of India  |  Bettiah (Bihar) 

Sashashtra Seema Bal

(SSB) officials today seized 102.5 kg of charas worth Rs 20.50 crore from Mainatand police station area on border in West Champaran district, a senior SSB officer said.

Acting on a tip off that smugglers would cross into from Nepal, an SSB team started a search operation early today and found people carrying loads on their heads in Purainia locality, SSB Assistant Commandant Anjay Kumar Rajak said.

When the security personnel challenged them, they fled leaving the packets, he said adding that altogether 102.5 kg of Nepalese charas was there in the packets.

One persons was arrested.

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First Published: Sat, September 16 2017. 18:13 IST