PATNA: Two people were nabbed by the Gopalganj police in Bihar in connection with the smuggling of 52 kg of charas, an official said on Wednesday.
The capture was made during a vehicle checking campaign from a Maruti Swift car on Tuesday night. The cost of 52 kilo Charas in the international market is nearly Rs 14 crore.
With the direction of district Superintendent of Police Anand Kumar, it is reported that a barricading was installed at Balthari check post located on Bihar-Uttar Pradesh border, the official mentioned.
"When a suspicious car approached toward the check post, the police personnel present there, stopped the car. During checking, the contraband was recovered from boot of the vehicle. We immediately arrested the accused and the interrogation is currently underway to ascertain the nexus of the syndicate," said Kiran Shankar, SHO of Kuchaikot police station.
The culprits are identified as Shan Mohammad and Asif Ansari. Both are natives of Anasrayan neighborhood of Uttar Pradesh's Shamli district.