Begusarai (Bihar): Police today claimed to have seized more than 2700 kilogrammes of “ganja” (cannabis) worth over Rs one crore, in raids conducted at two different places here and arrested six persons in this connection.
Raids were conducted jointly by a team of Special Task Force (STF) from Patna and the district police late yesterday night which led to recovery of 2726 kg of ganja from Bachhwara and Ballia police station areas, Superintendent of Police, Begusarai, Aditya Kumar told reporters.
He said three persons – Sukesh Kumar, Anil Kumar and Vikas Kumar – were arrested in Bachhwara with 1126 kilogrammes of cannabis. A truck and three mobile phones were also seized from the spot.
Both Sukesh and Vikas hailed from Maranchi police station area in Patna district while Anil belonged to Samastipur, the SP added.
In the raid conducted at Ballia, Neeraj Kumar, Raju Kumar and Raktu Das were arrested with 1600 kilogrammes of the narcotic substance.
Three mobile phones were also seized, the SP said.
Neeraj belonged to Begusarai while the remaining two hailed from Samastipur, he added.
The total value of the contraband was estimated at more than Rs one crore, he said.