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71kg of opium seized in MP; three arrested

Neemuch : Police today seized 71kg of opium and arrested three persons near here, an official said.

Acting on a tip-off, a police team stopped a trawler loaded with soybean de-oiled cake (DOC) near Jamunia Khurd village. A careful inspection revealed that 71kg of opium, packed in two white plastic bags, was concealed between cartons filled with the cattle feed, Neemuch SP Manoj Kumar Singh told reporters.

The police arrested three persons travelling in the trawler, which was bearing a Rajasthan registration number, the officer said.

Those arrested were identified as Dharmendra Gurjar (23), Bharat Gurjar (35) and Gopal Banjara (23), he said.

The drug consignment was given to the trio by one Sheru Gurjar and it was being taken to Haryana, Singh said, adding further probe was on.

—PTI