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2 held with Rs 3-crore morphine

Press Trust of India  |  Barabanki (UP) 

Two persons were arrested in Uttar Pradesh's district on Saturday with morphine worth Rs 3 crore, police said.

Acting on a tip-off, the accused were held near Gaushara village in Zaidpur area with 1 kg of morphine, said to be worth Rs 3 crore in the international market, of Police (ASP) said.

The accused, Swadesh Maurya and Kailash Gautam, were allegedly planning to sell the morphine by packing them in small packets, the ASP added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 17:46 IST