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Charas worth Rs 87 lakh seized near Indo-Nepal border in Bihar

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Press Trust of India Motihari (Bihar)
One person has been arrested near the Indo-Nepal border in East Champaran district with more than four kilogrammes of charas worth over Rs 80 lakh, officials said here today.

Acting on a tip-off, a team of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) personnel arrested Intezar Alam, a resident of Raxaul police station area in the district, and recovered nine packets of charas from his possession yesterday night, SSB Deputy Commandant Amit Kumar said.

He said Alam, who supplied drugs in the area, had obtained the contraband from Nepal and was travelling in an autorickshaw with the nine packets, containing 4.35 kg of charas, when he was nabbed.

The narcotic substance recovered from his possession is worth about Rs 87 lakh in the international market, the Deputy Commandant said adding that Alam has been handed over to the Narcotics Control Bureau at Patna after preliminary interrogation.

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First Published: Jan 31 2018 | 8:10 PM IST

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