Over 600 Kg of Ganja Seized; Five Smugglers Arrested

Five arrested for smuggling ganja in Bihar.

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Patna: Police in Patna on Wednesday arrested five men and seized 640 kilogram of ganja along with a large amount of cash, two guns, a semi-automatic revolver, and half a dozen live cartridges from their possession.

Ganja, cash, and firearms seized in the raid.The contraband, believed to be in several lakh rupees in street value, was seized from warehouses located in Patna City and Katra Bazaar Samiti under Malsalami police station after police was tipped off of a large consignment of illegal drugs being sent to retailers across the state and outside Bihar.

Acting on the tips, a special team formed by Patna Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Manu Maharaj carried out raids in various warehouses in Patna City and recovered dozens of large packets stuffed with ganja.

Police also seized a truck that was to be used to haul the drug and a Bolero to follow it to its destination, police said.

Four out of five men arrested in the connection were said to be residents of Raghopur in Vaishali district.


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