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700 kg ganja seized, 7 held

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Press Trust of India Katihar (Bihar)
The Special Task Force (STF) and local police today seized 700 kg of ganja worth Rs 50 lakh from a truck and arrested seven persons here in Bihar's Katihar district.

Acting on a tip off, personnel of the STF and local police searched vehicles in Hajipur locality under Sahayak police station of the town and seized the contraband from a truck, Superintendent of Police Sidharth Mohan Jain said.

The packets of ganja were hidden behind the driver's seat, the SP said adding that police have also seized the truck, and Rs 36,000 in cash.

The drug was being transported to Vaishali district of Bihar from Tripura's capital Agartala via Katihar, he said.

Of the seven arrested persons, four hailed from Vaishali district and three from Tripura.

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First Published: Jan 30 2018 | 11:05 PM IST

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