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DRI seizes ganja worth Rs 78 lakh in Bihar, one held

Acting on a tip-off, the DRI personnel intercepted a container truck on the Patna-Bakhtiyarpur four-lane highway near Fatuha and seized the contraband.

Published: May 4, 2020 3:28:22 pm
During the interrogation, the accused revealed that he collected the contraband from Bargarh in Odisha and planned to deliver it near Didarganj in Patna.  (Source: Thinkstock Images)

Patna, May 3 (PTI) The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on Sunday seized 436.5 kg of ganja worth Rs 78 lakh in Bihar’s Patna district and arrested a person in this connection.

Acting on a tip-off, the DRI personnel intercepted a container truck on the Patna-Bakhtiyarpur four-lane highway near Fatuha and seized the contraband.

They recovered 89 packets of ganja and apprehended the truck driver, a resident of Vaishali district, a DRI official said.

The packets were hid in the driver’s cabin of the truck having a registration number of Odisha, he said.

During the interrogation, the accused revealed that he collected the contraband from Bargarh in Odisha and planned to deliver it near Didarganj in Patna.

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