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- Created on Saturday, 01 September 2012 15:11
Patna: Following the major haul of narcotics from the office of Om Packers and Movers Courier in Kankarbagh on Thursday, authorities in Patna on Friday corrected their mistake saying what they had thought of heroin was in fact 'charas' with an international street value of Rs. 70 lakh.
Earlier, the police had identified the contraband as heroin and had declared the value of the 25 kilogram of drug to be in excess of Rs. 100 crore.
On Friday, however, police revised their accounts saying the seized drug in fact was 'charas', the weight was only 14 kilogram, and the consignment, alleged to be sent to Amsterdam, had the street value of Rs. 70 lakh.
According to the reports, acting on a tip-off, a Special Task Force raided the office of the Om Packers and Movers Courier on Thursday and seized the narcotics while also arresting four men, including a Barauni-based junior Railway engineer Sujit Kumar following information provided by the courier company officials.
Other arrested persons were identified as Manoj Sharma, Avinash Kumar, and Surendra Paswan, police said.
Authorities are grilling the four men in an attempt to find the source of the international drug smuggling gang.