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87 kg opium seized, two arrested

Press Trust of India  |  Neemuch (MP) 

In a major drug haul, the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) Thursday seized 87.38 kg of opium by arresting two persons in the district.

One of the accused is a panchayat secretary, a senior official said.

Acting on a tip-off, bureau sleuths raided a hide-out in Daulatpura village and arrested Bharat Lal Dhakad and Kamal Dhakad and seized 87.38 kg of opium and 42.40 kg of opium-mixed water, CNB deputy commissioner Pramod Singh said.

Bharat Lal is village panchayat secretary.

A case under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act was registered against the duo, Singh said.

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First Published: Thu, February 28 2019. 23:30 IST