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SSB seizes morphine powder, arrest two smugglers in Bihar

Press Trust of India  |  Motihari 

The (SSB) has seized morphine powder and arrested two smugglers in this connection in Bihar's district near the Indo- border, a senior official said on Monday.

Acting on a tip off, a team tracked and arrested two Nepalese citizens and seized 193 gm of morphine powder when they crossed over to Indian territory near Beldarwa math on Sunday, Commandant Devanand said.

The two smugglers are residents of Nepals Bara and district respectively, he said adding that the seized morphine is sold at the rate of Rs 50,000 per gram in the market.

The possession of morphine is punishable act under the provisions of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, official sources said.

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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 20:40 IST
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